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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. Why are there some extra job openings in New York when someone comes to Hurstwood's flat demanding a bill be paid?
(a) There is a union strike going on.
(b) A new factory has opened up.
(c) Many people are moving out west for the land.
(d) There is a war.

2. What does Hurstwood do to avoid looking for work?
(a) Sit in hotel lobbies.
(b) Sit on park benches.
(c) Read in the library.
(d) Apply for unemployment checks.

3. Who does Carrie ask to live with her after finding great success on stage?
(a) Her new love interest.
(b) Her sister.
(c) Hurstwood.
(d) Lola.

4. How does Carrie feel while chatting with her surprise visitor at the height of her success?
(a) Happy.
(b) Relieved.
(c) Confused.
(d) Uncomfortable.

5. What does Carrie decide to do when she hears that their savings is almost gone?
(a) Find a job.
(b) Go back to Chicago.
(c) Divorce Hurstwood.
(d) Move in with Mrs. Vance.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Carrie feel about being the breadwinner at her home now?

2. What does Hurstwood have to do when his money runs out?

3. What is most exciting to Carrie about her second job in New York?

4. What causes Hurstwood to become suicidal at times?

5. How does Mr. Ames feel about acting as a career?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hurstwood respond to the news of Carrie's theatrical success?

2. What shocking news does Hurstwood tell Carrie as they are fighting about his lack of a job?

3. How does Carrie feel about Mr. Ames when she first meets him?

4. Why is so surprising about the marriage proposals Carrie receives in the mail after she finds success on stage?

5. Why is Hurstwood unable to find employment after his saloon in New York closes?

6. Why does Carrie not get to spend any of Hurstwood's extra money on new clothing for herself?

7. What does Hurstwood do after his first two days working as a trolley driver?

8. What does Hurstwood find awaiting him when he tries to get a job as a trolley driver?

9. How does Hurstwood feel about his attempt to find a job with the trolley company?

10. What causes Hurstwood deep shame while he is at his new job in New York?

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