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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What city does the March family live in?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Detroit.
(c) New York.
(d) Seattle.

2. How does Augie help Mimi raise money for her abortion?
(a) He steals from the Magnuses.
(b) He picks up more hours at work.
(c) He sells his car.
(d) He shoplifts.

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

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

5. What event does William celebrate with Augie by taking him to a whorehouse?
(a) His first published newspaper article.
(b) His birthday.
(c) His engagement.
(d) His graduation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augie claim gangster funerals smell like?

2. What does Dingbat do for a living?

3. How does William treat his tenants that cannot pay their rent on time?

4. How much money does Gorman promise to pay Augie for helping him smuggle Canadians over the border?

5. Why didn't Mr. Renling want to hire Augie when he first applied for the job?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was King Croesus?

2. Why does Simon lose out on his engagement to Cissy Flexner?

3. How does Augie feel about attending school?

4. Why does Augie meet regularly with his caseworker, Lubin?

5. Why is Augie sent to live with his cousins, the Coblins?

6. How do Simon and Augie compete when enrolled in college?

7. What lecture does William give to Augie after the break in at his pool hall?

8. What job does Augie help Dingbat with which involves travel to Michigan?

9. What is Augie's relationship to his younger brother, Georgie?

10. Who is "Grandma"?

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