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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 put up with for five years?
(a) Joanie's bad cooking.
(b) Joanie's excessive gambling.
(c) Joanie running around with other men.
(d) Joanie's excessive drinking.

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

3. Why does Bobby move the family to Paris?
(a) To find a job.
(b) For his new job.
(c) To learn how to speak French.
(d) To escape the Great Depression.

4. Why does the narrator say he hates chairs?
(a) He wants` Yoshoto to feel bad.
(b) He is joking.
(c) He is being rude.
(d) He is nervous.

5. Why does the narrator write a letter to Mr. Yoshoto?
(a) To buy a comic book.
(b) To buy a volume of books.
(c) To apply for a job.
(d) To sell a painting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the Ellenborgens live?

2. Where do Arthur and Lee live?

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

4. Who is Lissberg?

5. Where is Joanie throughout the story, Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the narrator so taken by Esme?

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

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

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 the narrator and Bobby move back to New York nine years later?

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

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

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

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

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