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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. Where does Arthur want to move?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Boston.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) New York City.

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

3. Why does Arthur call Lee at the beginning of the story, Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes?
(a) He can't sleep.
(b) He wants to come over.
(c) He is looking for Joanie.
(d) He is asking about work.

4. Where does the narrator think Esme should wear her watch instead of her wrist?
(a) Around her leg.
(b) Around her waist.
(c) Around her neck.
(d) Around her head.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Arthur says the only people he knows in New York are Lee and a bunch of ________?

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

3. Who throws the key chain into the lake?

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

5. Who wins the race back to the house at the end of the story, Down at the Dinghy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Arthur do for a living? How does the reader know?

4. Why is it ironic that the school closes down for not having a business license?

5. Why does Sister Irma withdraw from classes at the art school?

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

7. How does the story, Down at the Dinghy, end?

8. Why is the narrator so taken by Esme?

9. How does Boo Boo handle Lionel's habit of running away?

10. Why does Arthur think his marriage isn't working?

(see the answer keys)

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