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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 is the name of the radio play the narrator writes in his youth?
(a) Shikse's Revenge.
(b) Songs of Communism.
(c) Let Freedom Ring!
(d) Free and Brave.

2. What does Bubbles call the narrator before he leaves?
(a) "Jerk."
(b) "Kike."
(c) "Nazi."
(d) "Kid."

3. Where do the narrator and the Monkey stop to take pictures on their trip?
(a) Lake Champlain.
(b) The desert.
(c) The Grand Canyon.
(d) Niagara Falls.

4. What is the name of the woman whom the narrator dates in Connecticut?
(a) Mary Ann Williams.
(b) Elizabeth Stewart.
(c) Sarah Abbott Maulsby.
(d) Jennifer McCathers.

5. What feature does the narrator hate of his own?
(a) His lips.
(b) His nose.
(c) His eyes.
(d) His arms.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of the "bad boys" with whom the narrator spends time in his youth?

2. What college does the Monkey pick up an application for?

3. What color hair does the character Naomi have?

4. Who does the narrator refer to as his "final downfall and humiliation" in Chapter 6?

5. What happened to Bubbles, according to Babalu?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Alex describe the "Sunday morning ritual" in his neighborhood?

2. What does the narrator say about the Monkey's life story in Chapter 4?

3. What, according to the narrator, are the worst sins he has committed in Chapter 4?

4. When do the narrator's doubts about the Monkey reach a climax?

5. Why did Alex and Kay almost marry? What caused him to end the relationship?

6. What does the narrator recall which might be "the root of his problems" in Chapter 4 regarding his mother?

7. How did Alex feel about having "a real" relationship with the Monkey?

8. Where did Alex go on a trip with Kay? What does Alex say about his experience with Kay's family?

9. What does the memories of the Monkey conjure in Alex's memory in Chapter 4?

10. What attracts Alex to Naomi? How does he express his feelings for her?

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