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

2. How does Bobby lose everything?
(a) He loses his job.
(b) Wall Street crash of 1929.
(c) He is robbed.
(d) Gambling.

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

4. What is the narrator's first assignment from Mr. Yoshoto?
(a) Translating letters.
(b) Instructing students.
(c) Sweeping the floor.
(d) Painting.

5. What job does the narrator accept under the name, Jean de Daumier-Smith?
(a) English teacher.
(b) Art buyer.
(c) Art teacher.
(d) Art critic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator's mother-in-law want him to send her?

2. What food item do they want to lure Lionel out of the boat with?

3. Why doesn't Arthur leave his wife?

4. Where does Arthur want to move?

5. How many total teeth are pulled from the narrator's mouth throughout the story, De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Arthur call Lee back and pretend Joanie is finally home?

3. Why does the narrator like the bulletin board outside the church so much in For Esme -- with Love and Squalor?

4. 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?

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

6. Why does Lionel run away so often?

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

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

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

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

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