Open City Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Teju Cole
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Julius say he associated classical music with?
(a) Traffic in the city streets.
(b) His patients.
(c) Clouds over the city.
(d) Migrating geese.

2. What is the second of Farouq’s two projects?
(a) To start a prayer and reading society.
(b) To invent a set of rituals for decolonization.
(c) To bring his family from home to Brussels.
(d) To determine what it takes for different people to live together.

3. What is it that Farouq spends a good deal of time and thought trying to protect, intellectually?
(a) The possibility of cultural unification.
(b) The promise of cultural assimilation.
(c) The hope of becoming a local, again.
(d) The concept of cultural difference.

4. What does Julius say he was sent to the Nigerian Military School to get?
(a) A liberal arts education.
(b) Technical training.
(c) Discipline.
(d) Medical training.

5. How does Nadège’s limp affect Julius, when he joins her on a trip to the immigrant detention facility?
(a) It makes him have compassion for Nadège’s experiences.
(b) It makes him think of an illness he had suffered through.
(c) It makes him think of a girl he went to school with.
(d) It makes him think of migrating birds.

6. How old is the Czechoslovakian tourist Julius has a one-night encounter with?
(a) 40.
(b) 55.
(c) 28.
(d) 50.

7. What kind of music does Julius say he listens to?
(a) Classic rock.
(b) Jazz.
(c) Classical.
(d) Rock.

8. What does Julius notice about people’s clothing, as he takes the subway around the city?
(a) That it reflects numerous cultures.
(b) That it expresses people’s individualism.
(c) That it is extremely variable.
(d) That it is mostly dark colors.

9. How does Julius characterize Brussels’ strategy for surviving the second world war?
(a) Surrendering.
(b) Collaborating.
(c) Remaining neutral.
(d) Resisting.

10. What does Dr. Maillotte tell Julius she thinks about Ghanaians?
(a) That they are lazy.
(b) That they are genial.
(c) That they are shifty.
(d) That they are arrogant.

11. How much does Julius say he carries around his patients’ experiences and stories?
(a) He says that he cannot stop thinking about them.
(b) He says that he thinks of them in idle moment.
(c) He says that he does not think about them, and needs to refresh his memory at every visit.
(d) He says that he will go home and read books that shed light on their conditions.

12. What does Julius say his experience of his oma’s visit was like, when she came to visit in Nigeria?
(a) Contentious.
(b) Frustrating.
(c) Heartbreaking.
(d) Loving.

13. What is Julius treating V. for?
(a) Depression.
(b) Multiple personality disorder.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Anxiety.

14. How does Julius describe sex with this tourist whose name he does not know?
(a) Something she tolerated.
(b) Something he needed to do.
(c) Something he was hungry for.
(d) Something she gave him.

15. What did Pierre, the bootblack who shines Julius’ shoes, used to do before he became a boot black?
(a) Policeman.
(b) Hairdresser.
(c) Butcher.
(d) Janitor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What rule does Julius break, in the memory he recalls in Chapter 10 from having been left at home?

2. What is Julius’ stance on global warming?

3. What did Julius get a reputation for, after the affair of Musibau’s stolen newspaper, at the military school?

4. How old is Julius?

5. What is Julius’ (unnamed) friend’s field of expertise?

(see the answer keys)

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