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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. How does the narrator in the story, For Esme - with Love and Squalor, receive the wedding invitation?
(a) By phone.
(b) By telegram.
(c) By e-mail.
(d) By air mail.

2. In De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, what is the narrator's most unrealistic wish for New York?
(a) That he is alone in the city.
(b) That he finds a job.
(c) That he and Bobby find a house.
(d) That everyone learns French.

3. Where is Joanie throughout the story, Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes?
(a) With Arthur.
(b) With Lee.
(c) With the Ellenbogens.
(d) With Bob and Leona.

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

5. What does the narrator's mother-in-law want him to send her?
(a) Tea.
(b) Cashmere yarn.
(c) Olives.
(d) Cheese.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Arthur leave his wife?

2. Where do the Ellenborgens live?

3. What artist does the narrator most resemble?

4. Who thinks all Americans despise tea?

5. How old is the narrator from the story, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period, when his parents divorce?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bobby move the family to Paris in 1929?

2. Why does Arthur want to move to Connecticut?

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

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

5. Why does Arthur call Lee in the first place of Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes?

6. Describe the narrator in For Esme -- with Love and Squalor.

7. 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?

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

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

10. Why does Lionel run away so often?

(see the answer keys)

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