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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. Does Wilhelm consider himself a good conversationalist?
(a) Yes, but not with his father.
(b) No he does not.
(c) He doesn't really like to talk.
(d) Yes, especially with his father.

2. What does a recommendation from Maurice Venice mean in Hollywood?
(a) A blessing.
(b) A sure thing.
(c) It doesn't mean anything.
(d) A kiss of death.

3. When did Wilhelm leave college to go to Hollywood?
(a) In his senior year.
(b) In his junior year.
(c) In his sophomore year.
(d) In his freshman year.

4. According to Tamkin, the best way to win in the market is to:
(a) Use a psychological approach.
(b) Be aggressive.
(c) Use lots of money to invest.
(d) Play it safe.

5. What was Dr. Adler's former career?
(a) He was the best surgeon around.
(b) He was a dentist.
(c) He was noted psychiatrist.
(d) He was a diagnostician and a lecturer in internal medicine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wilhelm expect from his father that he can't seem to get?

2. Why was Dr. Adler never around in Wilhelm's childhood?

3. What are Wilhelm and Tamkin doing together at the beginning of the novel?

4. Who pressured Maurice Venice to give Wilhelm a shot at Hollywood?

5. Which character thinks, ""I am an idiot. I have no reserve."

Short Essay Questions

1. Is Dr. Adler respected by the others at the Hotel? How do you know?

2. In Chapter 5, we learn that Wilhelm appeared in as an extra in a movie twenty years ago. What was his role?

3. Why did Wilhelm not marry his girlfriend in Roxbury?

4. What does Wilhelm hope to receive from Mr. Rappaport in Chapter 5?

5. Wilhelm says of Tamkin, "I am on his back--his back." What does he mean by this?

6. In Chapter 4, Wilhelm reveals the real reason he lost his job. What is it?

7. What strikes Wilhelm most about the dead man?

8. Describe Wilhelm's first impressions of Mr. Perls in Chapter 2.

9. Why does Wilhelm agree to sign a power of attorney document for Tamkin?

10. What are Dr. Adler's and Mr. Perls' impressions of Dr. Tamkin in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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