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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 course do 60 American enlisted men take in the story, For Esme - With Love and Squalor?
(a) Weapons training.
(b) Pre-Invasion training.
(c) Parachute jumper training.
(d) Post D-Day training.

2. Who is Lissberg?
(a) Arthur's client.
(b) Joanie's lover.
(c) The attorney for the plantiff in Arthur's case.
(d) Lee's boss.

3. How many keys are on the key chain that Boo Boo gives to Lionel?
(a) 10.
(b) 5.
(c) 15.
(d) 100.

4. What does Esme include with a letter in the package to the narrator?
(a) A book of jokes from Charles.
(b) A map.
(c) A story.
(d) Her father's watch.

5. What does Lionel think a 'kike' is?
(a) A thief.
(b) A kite.
(c) A saint.
(d) A key chain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Lee say is Arthur's worst enemy?

2. What artist does the narrator most resemble?

3. Where are Mrs. Snell's matches from?

4. Where does Lee think the Ellenbogens go after the party?

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. What do the pickles, key chain and goggles tell us about Lionel?

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

10. Why does Lionel run away so often?

(see the answer keys)

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