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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. What does Arthur think he finds in the closets when he gets home every night?
(a) The neighbors.
(b) Other men.
(c) A dog.
(d) Ghosts.

2. Whose work does the narrator still recall clearly after many years?
(a) Sister Irma.
(b) R. Howard Ridgefield.
(c) Bambi Kramer.
(d) Mr. Yoshoto.

3. Who does Lee say is Arthur's worst enemy?
(a) Junior.
(b) Arthur.
(c) Lee.
(d) Joanie.

4. Why does it take Esme so long to write her first letter to the narrator?
(a) Her aunt is ill.
(b) She loses the narrator's address.
(c) She moves.
(d) Her brother is ill.

5. Where does the narrator accept a job in De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) Canada.
(c) Paris.
(d) New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Arthur want to move?

2. What artist does the narrator most resemble?

3. Why does Bobby move the family to Paris?

4. Why is Le Amis Des Vieux Maitres closed down?

5. What does Arthur think Joanie enjoys most about a new house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the narrator after he leaves the training course?

2. Why does Esme's long and complicated letter soothe the narrator more than one from his family?

3. Why does Lionel cry when he throws the key chain overboard?

4. Who does Lee think Joanie goes with after the party?

5. Why does Arthur want to move to Connecticut?

6. Why is the narrator so taken with Sister Irma?

7. Why does the narrator lie in his lengthy application letter to the art school in Montreal?

8. Why is Sandra so worried about Lionel when he runs away in Down at the Dinghy?

9. Why does the tea room likely suit the narrator as a place to spend his last few hours in the town rather than the Red Cross recreation room?

10. Why does the narrator and Bobby move back to New York nine years later?

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