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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 drug was once found on Plucky that helped lead to his dishonorable discharge from the military?
(a) Mushrooms.
(b) LSD.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Hashish.

2. What comprises John Paul Ziller's normal attire?
(a) Shaman's headdress.
(b) Loin cloth.
(c) Cut off blue jeans.
(d) Bone armor.

3. What is revealed about John Paul's relationship status?
(a) He has always been single.
(b) He is divorced.
(c) He is still married.
(d) He is widowed.

4. Why did Amanda try to orchestrate a mass-smuggling of butterfly larva into the U.S.?
(a) She was hoping to find the perfect butterfly wings.
(b) She was going to sell them as drugs.
(c) She was dissatisfied with the lack of butterfly species in the country.
(d) She was afraid that they would become extinct.

5. What is Amanda's job in the Indo Tibetan Circus and Giant Panda Gypsy Blues Band?
(a) Contortionist.
(b) Clairvoyant.
(c) Trapeze artist.
(d) Animal trainer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ziller generally report as his profession on government forms?

2. Why did Marx marry his friend's pregnant lover?

3. What is Nearly Normal Jimmy's explanation for why thunderstorms can affect human beings so strongly?

4. How does Amanda regard the nature of the universe in regards to Plucky's letters?

5. After his discharge from the military, what vocation did Plucky explore?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ziller end up joining the Indo-Tibetan Circus?

2. How does Plucky infiltrate the Society of the Felicitator?

3. How does Marx Marvelous attract John Paul and Amanda's attention?

4. Describe the narrative form of "Another Roadside Attraction."

5. Why is Marx interested in working with John Paul and Amanda?

6. Who is Amanda?

7. Why did Plucky become a drug dealer?

8. Why is Marx on the run from the government?

9. Describe John Paul's gifts to his wife in the hospital and meaning behind them.

10. What are Marx's impressions of the hot dog stand?

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