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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, how common are the stages of love the couples are experiencing?
(a) They are common to Western European couples.
(b) They are common to couples their age.
(c) They are unique to these couples.
(d) They are universal.
2. What is the tone in the beginning of Mel's story about the old couple?
3. What is the overall mood of the characters by the end of the story?
4. According to the author, what role do analysis and science play in the meaning of love?
(b) They explain it fully.
(c) It is not clear.
(d) They contribute to only the physiological responses.
5. In what part of the story does the exposition appear?
(a) The beginning.
(b) There is not exposition in this story.
(c) The middle.
(d) The end.
6. Which of the following literary techniques does the author use in comparing Mel's profession with the topic of conversation?
7. Which of the following is the resolution to the story of the old couple?
(a) They recover and are discharged from the hospital.
(b) There is no resolution.
(c) They both end up dying.
(d) They realize that they are not meant to be together.
8. Which of the following describes Terri's reaction to Mel's response to the story of the old couple?
9. Did Mel truly love his first wife?
(a) He thought he did but probably didn't.
(b) The author does not address this topic.
(c) Yes, and Mel is still in love with her.
(d) Yes, they were deeply in love.
10. In which part of the story does the narrator mention where the characters are from?
(a) In the middle.
(b) The narrator does not mention it at all.
(c) In the beginning.
(d) In the final paragraph.
11. What literary tool is used in the story of the old couple and Mel and Terri's relationship?
12. Other than Mel, which term best describes the characters in the story?
13. How are the two couples different from other people in a relationship?
(a) They are older than the average couple in love.
(b) They have a weaker understanding of love.
(c) They are no different.
(d) They have a better understanding of love.
14. Why might point of view play a role in how Mel's relationship is perceived by the reader?
(a) The story is told from Mel's point of view, so the reader only understands his relationship.
(b) Point of view does not play a significant role in the story.
(c) The narrator may feel negatively toward Mel's relationship, thereby influencing the reader's opinion.
(d) The narrator is neutral toward Mel's relationship, allowing for free interpretation by the reader.
15. Which of the following is a symbol in Carver's story?
(b) Knight's armor.
(d) Ice cream.
Short Answer Questions
1. What effect does the alcohol have on the characters by the end of the story?
2. Which of the following characters are able to loosen up over the course of the story?
3. What does Mel attempt to do to the topic of love?
4. How does the author characterize Laura and Terri's relationship?
5. Which of the following describes Laura's attitude toward Mel as the evening progresses?
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