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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What school subject does Manny Pedilla excel in?
(a) English.
(b) Science.
(c) Math.
(d) Philosophy.

2. To which city did Simon wire money that he borrowed from William?
(a) Detroit.
(b) Buffalo.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) Seattle.

3. Where is Augie's father at the opening of the novel?
(a) He is missing.
(b) He is in prison.
(c) He is in a mental institution.
(d) He is dead.

4. How does Georgie feel about being institutionalized?
(a) He is terrified.
(b) He is apathetic.
(c) He is confused.
(d) He is pleased.

5. What job does Augie help his cousins, the Coblins, complete?
(a) A pool cleaning service.
(b) An aluminum can recycling drive.
(c) A newspaper route.
(d) A car mechanic shop.

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

7. What rubberized decoration does Augie attempt to sell for bathroom redecoration after leaving the Renlings?
(a) Bath ducks.
(b) Soap.
(c) Towels.
(d) Paint.

8. Which of the following ailments begins to plague Momma in her old age?
(a) She is going blind.
(b) All of the above.
(c) She is going deaf.
(d) She is going weak.

9. Which of the following characters aligns himself with communism after the stock market crash?
(a) Augie.
(b) Sylvester.
(c) William.
(d) Simon.

10. Which of the following characters does MImi VIllars NOT have a romantic relationship with?
(a) Hooker Frazer.
(b) Clem Tambow.
(c) Augie March.
(d) Kayo Obermark.

11. How does Augie perform in school in comparison to his brother Simon?
(a) He performs equally to Simon.
(b) He performs better than Simon.
(c) Simon does not attend school.
(d) He performs worse than Simon.

12. Which of Augie's character traits does Simon play up when Augie meets the Magnuses for the first time?
(a) His bravery.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His kindness.
(d) His spirituality.

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

14. What type of store does Mr. Renling own?
(a) A music store.
(b) A shoe store.
(c) A sporting goods store.
(d) An electronics store.

15. From where does Augie steal a collection of Harvard Classics books?
(a) From William's library.
(b) From the school library.
(c) From the public library.
(d) From the church library.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the term "skyscraper leaps" another name for?

3. How was Ruth Snyder executed?

4. What penalty does Augie receive when the department store presses charges against him?

5. Why does Simon owe money to the mob?

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