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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Laughing Man subsist on?
(a) Pork and beans.
(b) Steak and potatoes.
(c) Vegetables.
(d) Rice and eagles' blood.

2. When Seymour returns to the room, what does he take out of the suitcase?
(a) A dry bathing suit.
(b) A towel.
(c) A poetry book.
(d) A pistol.

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

4. Who dies of cancer and weighs just 62 pounds in the story, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut?
(a) Mary Jane.
(b) Dr. Whiting.
(c) Mr. Weyinburg.
(d) Eloise.

5. What do the boys do on sunny days?
(a) Play sports.
(b) Paint.
(c) Do homework.
(d) Go to a museum.

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

7. What time of year is the story, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, set?
(a) Winter.
(b) Autumn.
(c) Summer.
(d) Spring.

8. How old is the main character in 1928?
(a) Eight.
(b) Nine.
(c) 18.
(d) 19.

9. How many New York advertising men are staying at the same hotel as Muriel Glass?
(a) 77.
(b) 97.
(c) 57.
(d) 107.

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

11. Who is Lew?
(a) Mary Jane's ex-husband.
(b) Eloise's husband.
(c) Mary Jane's boss.
(d) The butler.

12. 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 mother.
(c) Her brother.
(d) Her husband.

13. Why is Mr. Weyinburg at home from work?
(a) He broke a leg.
(b) He has a cold.
(c) His car is in a snow bank.
(d) He has a hernia.

14. Ginnie dreams that a servant gives _____ out instead of tomato juice at dinner.
(a) Chicken sandwiches.
(b) Tennis rackets.
(c) Tennis balls.
(d) Coffee.

15. Who talks to Dr. Sivetski about Seymour's condition?
(a) Seymour.
(b) Muriel's father.
(c) Muriel.
(d) Muriel's mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many kids are in the Comanche Club?

2. What does Seymour do when he sits down on the bed after grabbing the object out of the suitcase?

3. How does Ginnie describe Selena's living room?

4. Where does the main character of the story, The Laughing Man, get lost?

5. Why does Muriel's telephone caller ask so many questions about Seymour's behavior?

(see the answer keys)

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