Open City Test | Final 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. Where does Julius see Chinese women dancing, after seeing his accountant?
(a) Wall Street.
(b) Staten Island.
(c) The Bowery.
(d) Bowling Green.

2. How does Julius’ friend respond to the fact that the “tree of heaven” is an invasive species (179)?
(a) He extolls the virtues of the tree.
(b) He says, "Aren’t we all?"
(c) He is angry at the person who introduced it.
(d) He is concerned about ways to eradicate it.

3. How does Julius prepare himself for winter?
(a) By staying inside as much as possible.
(b) By vacationing in snowy places.
(c) By looking at photos of New England winter.
(d) By overdressing.

4. What is Julius’ response to Moji telling him that he forced himself on her when they were young?
(a) He breaks down and apologizes in tears.
(b) He stammers out an apology.
(c) He says nothing and goes inside.
(d) He changes the topic and talks about the weather.

5. Who wrote the cantatas Julius had heard at Lincoln Center, before coming to visit Dr. Saito?
(a) Stravinsky.
(b) Tchaikovsky.
(c) Bach.
(d) Rachmaninov.

6. Why would Julius have thought that the Africans in Brussels all came from this one place in Chapter 11?
(a) Because of Belgium’s selective immigration policies.
(b) Because Belgium had adopted an open borders policy for refugees.
(c) Because of Belgium’s colonial relationship with that country.
(d) Because Belgium had agreed to resettle refugees from the civil war there.

7. What is the man doing in the subway cars, when Julius notices him on the 18th anniversary of his father’s burial?
(a) Changing the ads.
(b) Inspecting the lights.
(c) Inspecting the air conditioning.
(d) Looking for fare-cheats.

8. Where does Julius set up his private practice?
(a) East 88th street.
(b) East 39th street.
(c) Christopher street.
(d) West 21st street.

9. How does Moji say Julius acted in the days and weeks after he forced himself on her?
(a) He was aggressive and out of control.
(b) He was guilty and tried to apologize.
(c) He acted as if it had not happened.
(d) He was sullen with flashes of anger.

10. Which postmodern writer’s story about a giant, 1:1 map of New York city does Julius think about having read?
(a) Barthelme.
(b) Delillo.
(c) Barthes.
(d) Borges.

11. What does Julius say his memory of his father’s burial has merged with?
(a) Photos of the Holocaust.
(b) The movie Friday the 13th.
(c) The video for Michael Jackson’s song Thriller.
(d) The Beatles’ song Rocky Raccoon.

12. What does Nadège tell Julius when he calls her with news of Dr. Saito’s death?
(a) She tells him that she wants him back.
(b) She tells him she is engaged.
(c) She tells him she is sorry to hear that.
(d) She tells him she will come back for the funeral.

13. What trait does Moji see in Julius that is consistent from the time he forced himself on her till the present moment?
(a) Distractedness.
(b) Callousness.
(c) Being judgmental.
(d) Forgetfulness.

14. What does Julius say is the greatest trial Dr. Saito has endured?
(a) Bedbugs.
(b) Racism.
(c) Homophobia.
(d) Bereavement.

15. In Chapter 15, where does Dr. Saito tell Julius he is ready to go?
(a) The sea.
(b) The stars.
(c) The forest.
(d) The mountains.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the white man teaching the Asian woman in the diner where Julius sees them in Chapter 18?

2. What does Julius say the snow-covered city makes him feel in Chapter 14?

3. Flying back to New York, Julius remembers having seen the city from a similar vantage point: when looking a vast scale model of the city. Where was that scale model exhibited?

4. When did trading in slaves become a capital crime in the U.S.?

5. How old does Julius say his father was when he died?

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