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Augusten Burroughs
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Troy?
(a) Augusten's brother.
(b) Augusten's friend.
(c) Augusten's lover.
(d) Augusten's cousin.

2. What professions does Augusten associate with mental illness?
(a) Writing.
(b) Athletics.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Gardening.

3. How many mistresses does Dr. Finch openly see?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

4. What does Troy call Augusten after he fails to understand the complex sound system?
(a) Stupid.
(b) An idiot.
(c) Retarded.
(d) Slow.

5. What is interesting about the clothing that Augusten's roommate in the mental ward wears?
(a) He doesn't wear clothes.
(b) He dresses as a young boy.
(c) He dresses for the wrong weather seasons.
(d) He dresses as a woman.

6. Who is Joranne?
(a) One of Dr. Finch's neighbors.
(b) One of Dr. Finch's lovers.
(c) One of Dr. Finch's children.
(d) One of Dr. Finch's patients.

7. What keeps Augusten from wanting to attend classes?
(a) His unfashionable wardrobe.
(b) His lanky limbs.
(c) His unseemly hairstyle.
(d) His inability to grasp simple academic concepts.

8. What does Augusten collect as a form of comfort?
(a) Dead butterflies.
(b) Stuffed animals.
(c) Shiny objects.
(d) Stamps.

9. Through what does Dr. Finch believe that he is communicating with God?
(a) The shape of his stream of urine.
(b) The dirty streaks in the toilet bowl.
(c) The way that the toilet paper floats in the toilet water.
(d) His bowel movements.

10. What part of Joanne's body is red and cracked?
(a) Her lips.
(b) Her hands.
(c) Her knees.
(d) Her feet.

11. What does Dr. Finch say that he hopes to remove from sexuality?
(a) Shame.
(b) Sex.
(c) Love.
(d) Promiscuity.

12. What word does Hope come across during her Bible-dip telling Augusten whether or not he should move?
(a) "Greed".
(b) "Strength".
(c) "Love".
(d) "Fear".

13. With what does Augusten's mother fashion shoulder pads?
(a) Folded Kleenex.
(b) Balled toilet paper.
(c) Maxi-pads.
(d) Paper towling.

14. What is the name of the town in which the Burroughs family lives?
(a) Northampton.
(b) Easthampton.
(c) Westhampton.
(d) Southampton.

15. Who is Jeff?
(a) Dr. Finch's son.
(b) Dr. Finch's neighbor.
(c) Dr. Finch's mistress.
(d) Dr. Finch's patient.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Natalie hope to go to college?

2. What is Augusten's mother always immersed in?

3. Where, in the small room connected to Dr. Finch's office, is that sleeping person lying?

4. What is Augusten's reaction to meeting Joranne?

5. Who does Hope take to visit Augusten after Augusten admits to his homosexuality?

(see the answer keys)

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