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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which city is the Communist Party's headquarters?
(a) Los Angeles
(b) New York
(c) Chicago
(d) San Francisco

2. What does Didion not understand about the center?
(a) Its true purpose
(b) Its talks
(c) Its seriousness
(d) Its structure

3. What is the title of this essay?
(a) Never Talk When You See a Red
(b) Reclusive in Hollywood
(c) Where the Kissing Never Stops
(d) Comrade Laski, C.P.U.S.A

4. What do the young people do when they are on acid?
(a) Sit in silence
(b) Laugh
(c) Scream
(d) Run around naked

5. In what city does Hughes live?
(a) Chicago
(b) New York
(c) Los Angeles
(d) San Francisco

6. What does Didion ask the reader in this essay?
(a) Why note making rids her of anger
(b) Why she writes notes
(c) Why note making is important
(d) How can she make use of her notes

7. What does Didion dismiss the center as?
(a) A swingers club
(b) A country club
(c) A night school
(d) A brothel

8. What city does this essay discuss?
(a) Chicago
(b) Las Vegas
(c) New York
(d) New Orleans

9. What is Didion's opinion of Las Vegas weddings?
(a) Atheist
(b) A young person's game
(c) Cheap and absurd
(d) Cruel

10. What was Didion not elected to at college?
(a) Phi Beta Kappa
(b) Basketball coach
(c) Chess master
(d) President

11. What ability does Didion think she lost when she lost her innocence?
(a) To fall in love
(b) To deceive herself
(c) To do what she pleased
(d) To write poetry

12. Which band does Didion watch rehearse in this essay?
(a) Love
(b) The Silver Apples
(c) The Grateful Dead
(d) The Byrds

13. What was Didion raised to believe about other people?
(a) They cannot be trusted
(b) They are inherently bad
(c) They are inherently good
(d) They are more interesting than she

14. Where did Ira Sandperl work?
(a) A computer store
(b) A supermarket
(c) A bookstore
(d) A record store

15. What did Cork originally want to do when he moved to San Bernardino?
(a) Go to art school
(b) Go to medical school
(c) Become a writer
(d) Open a record shop

Short Answer Questions

1. What do underage kids need to get married?

2. Didion is more impressed with Baez's __________ than with Baez as a person.

3. With what illness was Wayne diagnosed?

4. What does Didion witness a group of young people doing?

5. How does Didion say she began to see herself?

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