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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Which is the Real One?", what does the first beautiful woman's casket look like?
(a) A shiny dome.
(b) A treasure chest.
(c) A basket.
(d) A couch.

2. Where do the men leave in the beginning of "Counterfeit Money"?
(a) A town hall.
(b) An inn.
(c) A tobacco shop.
(d) A church.

3. Why is the narrator of "The Firing Range and the Graveyard" criticized?
(a) For being ambitious.
(b) For being drunk.
(c) For being talkative.
(d) For being nosey.

4. How is the woman as a painting subject described in "The Desire to Paint"?
(a) A large void.
(b) A troubled face.
(c) A black star.
(d) A sleeping bear.

5. How does the man in "Counterfeit Money" learn that his friend has counterfeit coins?
(a) When he gives some to a beggar.
(b) When he is arrested.
(c) When his wife gets mad.
(d) When he tries to trade coins.

6. In "A Thoroughbred", how does the thoroughbred learn her lessons?
(a) From reality.
(b) From the stars.
(c) From a man.
(d) From no one.

7. In "The Firing Range and the Graveyard", to whom does the narrator think the tavern is in homage?
(a) Egyptians.
(b) English.
(c) Indians.
(d) French.

8. How does the one gentleman in "Portraits of Mistresses" say he feels about finding flaws with mistresses?
(a) Jealous, because he wants to be able to.
(b) Entertained, because they are funny flaws.
(c) Angry, because they are nice women.
(d) Confused, because he has not had a mistress.

9. In "Mademoiselle Bistouri", what does the woman have hanging on her walls?
(a) Tapestries.
(b) Awards.
(c) Photographs.
(d) Portraits.

10. In "Portraits of Mistresses", why does the man with the mistress who is willing to please break up with her?
(a) Because she was getting too old.
(b) Because she found no pleasure for herself.
(c) Because he found a new mistress.
(d) She broke up with him.

11. What does the poet say is negative in the Moon's interactions with children in "The Favors of the Moon"?
(a) It breaks the laws of science.
(b) It is unfair to others.
(c) It causes ill health.
(d) It creates lunatics.

12. Why does the artist in "The Rope" want to paint the child so frequently?
(a) He is taken by the child's face.
(b) He misses his own childhood.
(c) The child will pose for free.
(d) He is in love with the child's aunt.

13. In "Already!" what does the narrator see in the sea?
(a) Anger.
(b) New life.
(c) Fear.
(d) Beauty.

14. In "Loss of a Halo", what is described as being positive about not having a halo?
(a) Carrying less weight.
(b) Being able to partake in debauchery.
(c) Not worrying about losing it.
(d) Never having to live up to expectations.

15. In "Solitude", how does the journalist back up his statement that solitude is bad for men?
(a) With a journal.
(b) With stories.
(c) With research.
(d) With gospels.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the poet in "The Thyrsus", who gets to use the thyrsus?

2. At the end of "Plans", what does the man say about planning?

3. How does the man's wife in "The Gallant Marksman" react to his shooting?

4. What does the narrator of "The Eyes of the Poor" remember the woman doing when she saw the poor man?

5. In "The Eyes of the Poor", what does the narrator first say to the woman?

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