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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why has Sedaris' conscience been bothering him?
(a) He was morbidly fascinated by the possible death of a girl at a Paris fair.
(b) He was morbidly fascinated by the possible death of a carnival worker.
(c) He watched a girl die at a Paris street fair.
(d) He tried to take pictures of an accident at a Paris street fair.
2. Even without the language barrier, Sedaris doubts people can communicate clearly about
3. What are the vachettes?
(a) French crafts.
(b) Long-horned cattle.
(c) Angry French teenagers.
(d) Crocheted doilies.
4. What does Sedaris admit to feeling for America?
5. Sedaris is considered a celebrity by French teenagers because
(a) He is from New York City.
(b) He owns a glamorous home.
(c) He is a published author.
(d) He knows many celebrities.
Short Answer Questions
1. Some of the themes Sedaris finds common in his fantasies are
2. Sedaris' own family was
3. Martin, the American husband, remarks that
4. Sedaris bonds with the other students
5. According to Sedaris, what did Hugh gain from his difficult experiences?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sedaris allow the American couple to insult him without admitting he speaks English?
2. Why does Sedaris fear he is considered the village idiot in Normandy?
3. Why does Sedaris claim Americans believe French people are arrogant?
4. While watching the girl dangle from a broken ride at the Paris street fair, what is Sedaris most concerned about?
5. What does Sedaris do to help himself sleep at night when various beverages fail him?
6. Why does Sedaris find the many signs posted in America ironic?
7. Why is Sedaris relieved that he squeals and grabs his neighbors' legs when the men are injured by the vachettes?
8. Why does Sedaris finally start referring to nouns in their plural form?
9. Why does Sedaris eventually take the Mensa IQ test?
10. Why does the barber refuse to believe Jodi Foster would clean up after her own dog while walking on the beach?
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