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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following references is NOT made by Augie in the opening section of the novel?
(a) Euripides.
(b) George III.
(c) Timur.
(d) Machiavelli.

2. In what year did the stock market crash?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1929.

3. How does Grandma feel about Augie working for William Einhorn?
(a) She is suspicious.
(b) She is displeased.
(c) She is apathetic.
(d) She is excited.

4. How does WIlliam's wife feel about his frequent trips to the whorehouse?
(a) She is outraged by them.
(b) She is pleased by them.
(c) She ignores them.
(d) She does not know about them.

5. Where was the Rosetta Stone discovered in the 18th Century?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Spain.
(d) Australia.

6. Who is the father of Mimi Villar's baby?
(a) Kayo Obermark.
(b) Clem Tambow.
(c) She does not know.
(d) Augie March.

7. How old is Augie March at the opening of the novel?
(a) 13 years old.
(b) 9 years old.
(c) 15 years old.
(d) 11 years old.

8. What does Joe Gormon do for a living?
(a) He is a race car driver.
(b) He is an economist.
(c) He is a thief.
(d) He is a journalist.

9. Which of the following monkeys does NOT belong to the "household trinity"?
(a) Hear no evil.
(b) Speak no evil.
(c) See no evil.
(d) Smell no evil.

10. What does Augie steal from the department store at Christmas time, leading to his prompt firing from the position?
(a) Shaving cream.
(b) Socks.
(c) Masking tape.
(d) Money.

11. What does Augie claim gangster funerals smell like?
(a) Booze.
(b) Smoke.
(c) Cheese.
(d) Fear.

12. What is the name of Augie's first love?
(a) Harmony.
(b) Hilda.
(c) Henrietta.
(d) Hannah.

13. At what age is Augie expected to get married?
(a) 18-19 years of age.
(b) 16-17 years of age.
(c) 14-15 years of age.
(d) 20-21 years of age.

14. To which Biblical character does Augie often compare himself when discussing his relationship with the Renlings?
(a) Elijah.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Moses.
(d) Abraham.

15. How does the disabled Augie get to the second-floor whorehouse?
(a) He takes an elevator.
(b) He rides on Augie's back.
(c) He is harnessed to a rope and pulled up through the window.
(d) He climbs up the stairs on his belly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who made love to Momma's maid, leading to her prompt firing?

2. Which of Augie's character traits does Simon play up when Augie meets the Magnuses for the first time?

3. What event does William celebrate with Augie by taking him to a whorehouse?

4. Which of the following characters does MImi VIllars NOT have a romantic relationship with?

5. How do the Magnuses receive Augie?

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