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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. When does the narrator's party leave for Mono Lake?
(a) At night.
(b) In the late morning.
(c) In the afternoon.
(d) In the early morning.
2. According to the narrator, what is one of the hottest places in the world?
(a) Simi Valley.
(b) Lanfair Valley.
(c) Antelope Valley.
(d) Sacramento Valley.
3. What does the narrator do after his lectures become a success?
(a) He begins writing his lectures out to be published in the newspaper.
(b) He hires a co-writer.
(c) He gives an interview to the newspaper.
(d) He hires an agent.
4. What newspaper does the narrator become the editor for after his mining career does not pan out?
(a) The Review.
(b) The Standard.
(c) The Times.
(d) The Enterprise.
5. What is the primary content of the Whiteman Cement Mine?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the rich ledge called that Mr. Higbie discovers in the beginning of Chapter XL?
2. How long does San Francisco go without any rainfall?
3. What salary does the narrator start off with while working at the newspaper?
4. After the narrator loses his job as a reporter, how long does he avoid everyone he knows?
5. What is pocket mining?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is pocket mining and the result of the narrator's attempt at it?
2. Why is finding a good horse a difficult task in Hawaii?
3. What is the rivalry between Captain Ned Blakely and Bill Nookes?
4. What difficulties does the narrator have in finding stories to write?
5. What is the City of Refuge?
6. How does the narrator describe San Francisco?
7. Who is Higbie, and why is he valuable for the narrator's search of Mr. Whiteman?
8. Who is Jack Williams and what does his story depict about Nevada in the late 1800s?
9. What causes the narrator to travel to San Francisco?
10. How long is the narrator's trip, and what does he conclude at the end of the story?
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