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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Muriel Glass speaking with on the telephone at the beginning of the story, A Perfect Day for Bananafish?
(a) The hotel operator.
(b) Her brother.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her husband.

2. Who thinks Seymour is "manic?"
(a) Muriel.
(b) The psychiatrist.
(c) Muriel's mother.
(d) Muriel's father.

3. Where does Selena's brother meet Ginnie's sister?
(a) In the park.
(b) At prom.
(c) At a Christmas party.
(d) At school.

4. What does Selena's brother offer for Ginnie to eat?
(a) Tomato soup.
(b) A piece of cheese.
(c) A chicken sandwich.
(d) Nothing.

5. What do the boys do on rainy days?
(a) Go to the library.
(b) Go to museums.
(c) Do homework.
(d) Play indoor sports.

6. How much does Ginnie say Selena owes her?
(a) $1.50.
(b) $2.00.
(c) $1.90.
(d) $2.90.

7. Who is Akim Tmiroff?
(a) Mary Jane's ex-husband.
(b) Romona's neighbor.
(c) A friend of Eloise.
(d) A movie actor.

8. Who is Jimmy Jimmereano?
(a) Mary Jane's sister.
(b) Mary Jane's co-worker.
(c) Ramon's brother.
(d) Ramona's imaginary friend.

9. How does Walt die?
(a) In combat.
(b) A stove explodes.
(c) In a car accident.
(d) Old age.

10. What does Seymour want to hunt for in the water with Sybil?
(a) A swordfish.
(b) An angel fish.
(c) A bananafish.
(d) A yellow fish.

11. Who is very ill in the story, Just Before the War with the Eskimos?
(a) Selena's father.
(b) Selena's mother.
(c) Ginnie's mother.
(d) Ginnie's father.

12. What does Eloise think all women tell their husbands?
(a) Nothing honest.
(b) How much they love them.
(c) That they need to work two jobs.
(d) How much they need them.

13. Who does Seymour call 'Miss Spiritual Tramp of 1948'?
(a) Muriel.
(b) Sybil.
(c) Jane.
(d) Muriel's mother.

14. How many male characters appear on the scene in the story, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut?
(a) Two.
(b) None.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

15. How many Saturday mornings does Ginnie play tennis?
(a) 15.
(b) Four.
(c) This is the first.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Ginnie need money before Monday?

2. Who does Muriel speak with at the hotel about Seymour?

3. What does Seymour wear to the beach?

4. Ginnie dreams that a servant gives _____ out instead of tomato juice at dinner.

5. Why does Ramona sleep on the edge of the bed?

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