Stoner Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who temporarily fills the director of the English department after Sloane's death?
(a) Gordon Finch.
(b) Hollis Lomax.
(c) William Stoner.
(d) Ed Frye.

2. Who does Stoner find as an outlet for love and affection in Chapter V?
(a) Katherine.
(b) Grace.
(c) Jane.
(d) Barbara.

3. What does Stoner begin remodeling in his new home?
(a) His bathroom.
(b) The backyard.
(c) His basement study.
(d) The kitchen.

4. What is the name of Stoner's family servant who helps take care of his farm?
(a) John.
(b) Tobe.
(c) James.
(d) Thomas.

5. What does Stoner do with his doctoral thesis when it is finished?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Makes it into a book.
(c) Publishes it in a magazine.
(d) Burns it.

6. How much money does Edith bring home from her father in Chapter VI?
(a) $6,000.
(b) $4,000.
(c) $10,000.
(d) $2,000.

7. What kind of impression does the author note that the protagonist had on the memory of those who knew him?
(a) Exceptional.
(b) Minimal.
(c) Hateful.
(d) Unexceptional.

8. What does Edith do after her and Stoner make love the first time?
(a) Cries.
(b) Laughs.
(c) Vomits.
(d) Falls asleep.

9. What kind of setting did the protagonist grow up in?
(a) In the city.
(b) In a hotel.
(c) A farm.
(d) In a neighborhood.

10. What is Edith too tired for on her and Stoner's wedding night?
(a) Eating.
(b) Talking.
(c) Sex.
(d) Bathing.

11. What colleague of William's is described as having a bitter and ironic sense of humor?
(a) Hollis Lomax.
(b) Archer Sloane.
(c) Gordon Finch.
(d) David Masters.

12. Who begins taking care of Edith when she has her first breakdown during their marriage?
(a) Her aunt.
(b) Her sister.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her mother.

13. What is the name of the protagonist's first English teacher?
(a) David Masters.
(b) Gordon Finch.
(c) Hollis Lomax.
(d) Archer Sloane.

14. Where did Edith cancel plans for in order to marry Stoner?
(a) Europe.
(b) South America.
(c) China.
(d) Africa.

15. What can the protagonist's parents not do about his decision to get a PhD?
(a) Accept.
(b) Support.
(c) Believe.
(d) Understand.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Edith's last name in the book?

2. What role does Stoner consistently find himself happiest in?

3. Who offers Stoner a job at the university as a professor?

4. How does Edith react when Stoner asks her for sex?

5. How does Stoner feel after being offered a professor job at the university?

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