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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 Bubbles' father do for a living?
(a) Drives a bus.
(b) Drives a taxi.
(c) Drives a truck.
(d) Works in the circus.

2. Where had the narrator attended meetings with his future brother-in-law?
(a) The Communist Party.
(b) The Veterans of Foreign Wars.
(c) The Bund Society.
(d) The American Veterans Committee.

3. What is the name of the girl whom the narrator watches doing figure eights on the ice rink?
(a) Elizabeth McCourt.
(b) Jennifer Rogers.
(c) Peggy Ann O'Brien.
(d) Ashley Rogers.

4. How old is the girl whom the main character has his first sexual experience?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Sixteen.

5. What college does the Monkey pick up an application for?
(a) SUNY.
(b) NYU.
(c) Hunter.
(d) Wellsely.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator demand from Mandel at the end of Chapter 4?

2. What does the narrator say that his Rabbi smelled like?

3. How much money did the narrator pay to the prostitute in Italy?

4. Where did the narrator go on a trip with the Monkey?

5. Why does the narrator go to Irvington Park to ice skate?

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

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

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

6. What story does Alex tell of the Monkey with the married couple?

7. What does the narrator say about his resentment for his Jewishness and shikses in Chapter 4?

8. What does the Monkey fantasize about while returning from their trip? How does Alex ruin this mood?

9. What does Alex say he sometimes fantasizes about in Chapter 6?

10. What does Alex say about the photo of Jesus in Bubbles's house?

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