1. In Chapter 1, the narrator states that he is led to reveal his secret by the same impulse as what?
(a) “A blind rat.”
(b) “The doctor telling his patient he’ll die.”
(c) “The unfound-out criminal.”
(d) “A nun lost in the woods.”
2. The narrator says in Chapter 1 that he feels “a sort of diabolical desire to gather up all the little tragedies” of his life and turn them into what?
(a) “Fairy tales for the forgotten.”
(b) “A practical joke on society.”
(c) “Anecdotes on nature’s whimsy.”
(d) “Double rainbows.”
3. The narrator of the novel was born in a small town in what state?
(c) New Mexico.
4. The narrator of the novel was born a few years after the close of what war?
(a) World War II.
(b) World War I.
(c) The Civil War.
(d) The War of 1812.
5. What does the narrator describe surrounding the flowers in the front yard of his childhood home in Chapter 1?
(a) Glass bottles.
(b) A white picket fence.
(c) Large rocks.
(d) Cherry trees.
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