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

2. Who sold Augie's family home without telling him?
(a) Momma.
(b) Grandma.
(c) Simon.
(d) Georgie.

3. 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.

4. What is the name of William's wife?
(a) Tillie.
(b) Jillie.
(c) Millie.
(d) Willie.

5. How is Anna Coblin related to Five Properties?
(a) They are cousins.
(b) They are married.
(c) They are siblings.
(d) They are not related.

6. What role is Augie hired to play in the department store Christmas scene?
(a) Santa Claus.
(b) An elf.
(c) A reindeer.
(d) A snowflake.

7. Why does the matchmaker, Kriendle, believe that Simon should not marry?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Because he is too dumb.
(c) Because he is too young.
(d) Because he is too irresponsible.

8. How much money does Gorman promise to pay Augie for helping him smuggle Canadians over the border?
(a) $75.
(b) $25.
(c) $100.
(d) $50.

9. Which of the following characters believes that "everyone sees to it his fate is shared"?
(a) Kayo Obermark.
(b) Mimi Villars.
(c) Clem Tambow.
(d) Charlotte Magnus.

10. What crime did the daughter of the Dutch-Zeeland family commit before getting off scot free?
(a) Theft.
(b) Kidnap.
(c) Vandalism.
(d) Murder.

11. What is the name of the beautiful heiress that Augie instantly falls in love with at the resort?
(a) Jolene.
(b) Annabelle.
(c) Esther.
(d) Thea.

12. Why didn't Mr. Renling want to hire Augie when he first applied for the job?
(a) Because he is Jewish.
(b) Because he had no experience.
(c) Because he is too young.
(d) Because he has a criminal record.

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

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

15. What is the term "skyscraper leaps" another name for?
(a) Loss.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Investment.
(d) Faith.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Augie react when the beautiful heiress turns down his dinner date proposal?

3. Why does Augie leave the services of the Renlings?

4. Which historical king takes the Greek philosopher Salon into refuge?

5. How does WIlliam's wife feel about his frequent trips to the whorehouse?

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