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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, where are the characters from?
(a) A foreign land.
(b) The East Coast.
(c) Somewhere else.
(d) The same place.

2. According to the author, what is the ultimate conclusion about the meaning of love?
(a) It can only be felt by the elderly.
(b) It does not exist.
(c) It remains elusive.
(d) It is fully understood by all characters.

3. What does Terri think of the other couple's relationship?
(a) It is innocent and will change after awhile.
(b) It is unclear because the narrator fails to recount Terri's dialogue.
(c) It is horrible and she is glad hers isn't like it.
(d) It is wonderful and inviting.

4. Which of the following literary devices does the author use in his story?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Synecdoche.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Anthropomorphism.

5. What is Nick's understanding of Terri and Mel's relationship?
(a) It is strong and full of love for each other.
(b) It is unromantic and hostile.
(c) It is something he wants to work toward.
(d) He is neutral toward their relationship.

6. How many stages of love are there, according to the author?
(a) Two.
(b) Only one.
(c) It is unclear.
(d) Ten.

7. What does Mel attempt to do to the topic of love?
(a) Avoid it.
(b) Dissect it.
(c) Make it humorous.
(d) Talk badly about it.

8. Who encourages Mel to explore the topic of love?
(a) Terri.
(b) Laura.
(c) His wife.
(d) No one.

9. Why does Mel's behavior worsen throughout the story?
(a) He likes the sun coming in through the window.
(b) He likes the moonlight.
(c) He is humbled by the narrator.
(d) He drinks more and more.

10. After Mel finished his story, who does the narrator think knows the meaning of true love?
(a) Laura.
(b) Terri.
(c) Ed.
(d) No one.

11. What effect does the alcohol have on the characters by the end of the story?
(a) The characters are all crying.
(b) The characters are all laughing.
(c) The characters become angry with one another.
(d) The characters are all numb.

12. Which of the following is a form of entertainment for the characters?
(a) Drinking alcohol.
(b) Smoking.
(c) Singing songs.
(d) Playing board games.

13. Which of the following characters are able to loosen up over the course of the story?
(a) All of them.
(b) Nick and Laura.
(c) Only Mel.
(d) Terri and Mel.

14. According to the author, what role do analysis and science play in the meaning of love?
(a) They explain it fully.
(b) It is not clear.
(c) None.
(d) They contribute to only the physiological responses.

15. What is Mel unable to do in this story?
(a) Articulate his ideas about love.
(b) Understand the workings of the human heart.
(c) Become uninhibited.
(d) Comprehend the effect of imagery in the story.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which part of the story does the narrator mention where the characters are from?

2. What can describe Mel's behavior as the conversation progresses?

3. Why is Mel's story interrupted in the middle?

4. Which of the characters seems to realize first that Mel's desire to experience real love is not yet fulfilled?

5. Which of the following characters can be said to be a tragic hero?

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