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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. In what year was Naked Lunch originally published?
(a) 1981
(b) 1948
(c) 1969
(d) 1959

2. What is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day?
(a) Industrial culture
(b) Media culture
(c) Pop culture
(d) Counterculture

3. What creatures feed off the Mugwumps?
(a) Interwumps
(b) Crustaceans
(c) Birds
(d) Reptiles

4. What does Dr. Benway use to operate on a woman in Chapter 7?
(a) Dentistry tools
(b) A butcher knife
(c) Bathroom cleaning tools
(d) A vacuum cleaner

5. The Vigilante is described as though he were located where in Chapter 2?
(a) An insane asylum
(b) A church
(c) A courtroom
(d) His mother's house

Short Answer Questions

1. What piece of music does William hear in Chapter 7?

2. Where is Willy the Agent’s detoxification unit?

3. What do the freed addicts raid once they are freed from the psychiatric hospital?

4. Who discusses Joselito’s treatment options with the doctor?

5. Who does The Sailor meet with to arrange the sale of a drug in tubes and eggs?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the setting of “Campus of Interzone University” described? What is the Professor lecturing about at the beginning of the chapter?

2. What is the significance of Vigilante’s character in the novel? How does the Vigilante change?

3. How is the plot structure of “And Start West” different from the plot structures of the other vignettes in the novel?

4. How is Joselito described? Where is he in the beginning of the chapter named for him?

5. William looks down on the other passengers of the bus because they do not know anything about the drug subculture but pretend to in “And Start West.” Why is this significant to the novel’s themes?

6. What is symbolized by in Annexia and Freeland?

7. How is Dr. Benway viewed by those around him?

8. Why is Willy at Hassan’s Hospital in “Hospital”? How is his situation described?

9. What is symbolized by Dr. Benway’s operation in “Hospital”?

10. How are the setting and characters described in the beginning of “Hassan’s Rumpus Room”?

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