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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Although his work is never published in the paper, what does the narrator write specifically for The Occidental?
(a) A poem.
(b) A short fictional story.
(c) A review.
(d) A short non-fictional story.
2. When does the narrator's party leave for Mono Lake?
(a) In the late morning.
(b) At night.
(c) In the early morning.
(d) In the afternoon.
3. How many times does Bill Nookes attempt to climb aboard Captain Ned Blakely's boat?
(a) Five times.
(b) Three times.
(c) Four times.
4. How is Nookes thrown overboard from Blakely's boat?
(a) With his arm broken.
(b) With his hands tied.
(c) With his face beaten.
(d) With his ankles tied.
5. What salary does the narrator start off with while working at the newspaper?
(a) Twenty-five dollars per week.
(b) Fifteen dollars per week.
(c) Thirty-five dollars per week.
(d) Forty-five dollars per week.
6. Where is the preacher, Erickson, originally from?
7. Why does Mr. Higbie join the narrator's party?
(a) He is good friends with Mr. Whiteman.
(b) He is good friends with the relatives of Mr. Whiteman.
(c) He can recognize Mr. Whiteman on sight.
(d) He has read descriptions of Mr. Whiteman.
8. What does the narrator do after his lectures become a success?
(a) He gives an interview to the newspaper.
(b) He hires a co-writer.
(c) He hires an agent.
(d) He begins writing his lectures out to be published in the newspaper.
9. What does the narrator do before he leaves to visit Capt. John Nye?
(a) He stops by the doctor's office to get medical supplies.
(b) He leaves a note on the door for his brother.
(c) He leaves a note on the door for Higbie.
(d) He stops by the trading post to get food.
10. What is a Kanaka?
(a) A native fruit.
(b) A native canoe.
(c) A native hut.
(d) A native game.
11. How many Chinese people live in Virgina at the time of the book?
(a) One thousand.
(b) Four thousand.
(c) Two thousand.
(d) Three thousand.
12. What does the narrator rent to give his first public lectures?
(a) The city building.
(b) The town square.
(c) An opera house.
(d) A saloon.
13. Where does the narrator begin touring for his lectures?
(a) The Midwest.
(b) The West Coast.
(c) The Southwest.
(d) The East Coast.
14. How does Nookes die?
(a) He dies from an illness.
(b) He is hung.
(c) He is burned.
(d) He dies in jail.
15. What happens to the cities that once flourished during the Gold Rush?
(a) They disappear completely.
(b) Most of them are still there.
(c) Less than half of them are still there.
(d) Half of them are still there.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is it difficult to find a good horse in Honolulu?
2. How is the silver ore melted before it is shipped to California?
3. How many days does the narrator give his first lecture for?
4. Where does Higbie go on the same day that the narrator leaves to take care of Capt. John Nye?
5. Whose funeral does the narrator witness while visiting Honolulu?
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