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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 type of neighborhood does the March family live in?
(a) An Italian neighborhood.
(b) A Polish neighborhood.
(c) An Irish neighborhood.
(d) A Jewish neighborhood.

2. To which state does Mrs. Renling take Augie so he can vacation in a resort?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Wisconsin.
(c) Indiana.
(d) Michigan.

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

4. Who demands that Georgie be institutionalized when he reaches puberty?
(a) Simon.
(b) Momma.
(c) Grandma.
(d) Augie.

5. What is the name of Augie's childhood best friend?
(a) Johnny.
(b) Timmy.
(c) Jimmy.
(d) Matty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augie steal from the department store at Christmas time, leading to his prompt firing from the position?

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

3. What nationality is Grandma?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was King Croesus?

3. What quarrelsome love triangle does Augie have to sort out, even though he is not involved in it?

4. Why does the Magnus family demand for the breakup of Augie and Lucy?

5. How does the March family feel about Grandma's demand to institutionalize Georgie?

6. Why do Augie and William visit a whore house together?

7. What type of relationship does Augie have with his mother at the opening of the novel?

8. Why is Augie fired from his job at Deever's Department Store?

9. Who is "Grandma"?

10. What was Georges-Jacques Danton?

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