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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. After conversing with William about their respective destinations, William's companion on the train begins to read what?
(a) A love letter from his wife.
(b) A work of German poetry.
(c) A copy of <i>The Daily Beast</i>.
(d) A work of French philosophy.

2. What was Mr. Salter's most recent previous position with <i>The Daily Beast</i>?
(a) Assistant editor of the Financial Section.
(b) Editor of the Domestic News.
(c) Editor of the Women's Page.
(d) Trade reporter.

3. Where is William intending to depart the train?
(a) Marseilles.
(b) Tangiers.
(c) Avignon.
(d) The Cote d'Azur.

4. What city is Mr. Salter attempting to locate in an atlas on occasion of his first meeting with William Boot?
(a) Reykjavik.
(b) Tenochtitlan.
(c) Jacksonburg.
(d) Regensburg.

5. For what does William's companion on the train thank William?
(a) For the use of his lighter.
(b) For shooing off the Swiss waiter.
(c) For conversing with him.
(d) For allowing him on his plane.

Short Answer Questions

1. What unfortunately happens to William's first passport?

2. Where does John Boot wish to be sent, as revealed in his private conversation with Mrs. Stitch?

3. William's heart is described as rising with the plane the first time he takes off. To what is this compared?

4. Which activity is Mrs. Stitch NOT performing from her bed when John Boot visits?

5. At what time does Mr. Salter awake William by telephone while the latter is at the hotel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Erik Olafsen change the more alcohol he drinks, and why is this significant?

2. What does William think about when he sees the unappetizing fish offered to him at lunch aboard the <i>Francmacon</i>?

3. In his mind, how is William's job as the author of the <i>Lush Places</i> column in the <i>Daily Beast</i> is threatened?

4. With what common and well-practiced activity is William content to live out his life?

5. What does the Boot family think about Mr. Salter when he arrives at Boot Magna Hall?

6. What begins to bother William professionally towards the end of Chapter 2?

7. How - and why - is Corker dressed upon his arrival in the dining room of the <i>Francmacon</i>?

8. How does Mr. Baldwin affect the counter-revolution which overthrows the Soviet Union of Ishmaelia?

9. What greatly inconveniences William on his arrival in Paris?

10. Why do the newspapers routinely return from the sickrooms "hopelessly mutilated" at Boot Magna Hall?

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