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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is in the basement of the “Club” that the narrator goes to with his companions in Chapter 6?
(a) A butcher shop.
(b) A Chinese Chop-suey restaurant.
(c) Hundreds of boxes.
(d) A brothel.

2. The narrator claims that by his third morning in New York, he secured a job doing what in Chapter 8?
(a) Cleaning stables.
(b) Rolling cigars.
(c) Washing windows.
(d) Framing houses.

3. Whose love from the opera Faust does the narrator describe as a mockery in Chapter 9?
(a) Méphistophélès’s.
(b) Valentine's.
(c) Siébel’s.
(d) Marguerite’s.

4. The “white-mustached, well dressed man” that the narrator encounters on the train in Chapter 10 fought in what war?
(a) The Civil War.
(b) The War of 1812.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Revolutionary War.

5. What character in the book is killed at the end of Chapter 8?
(a) The Widow.
(b) The Texan.
(c) The Millionaire.
(d) The Jew.

6. What genre of music does the narrator first hear at the “Club” in Chapter 6?
(a) Blues.
(b) Gospel.
(c) Reggae.
(d) Ragtime.

7. What adjective from Chapter 6 means capable of or successful in producing an intended result?
(a) Platonic.
(b) Erroneous.
(c) Efficacious.
(d) Indigenous.

8. What city does the narrator compare to “a beauty spot on the face of the earth” in Chapter 9?
(a) Venice.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Amsterdam.

9. How much money does the narrator say that the most popular African American jockey of the day earns per year in Chapter 7?
(a) $12,000.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $6,500.
(d) $8,200.

10. Where is the “slender be-spectacled young man” from that the narrator encounters on the train in Chapter 10?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Maine.
(d) Ohio.

11. What is not allowed at the “Club,” according to the narrator in Chapter 7?
(a) Women.
(b) Gambling.
(c) Solicitation.
(d) Loitering.

12. The narrator compares New York City to a great _________ at the gate of the country in Chapter 6?
(a) Devil.
(b) Troll.
(c) Witch.
(d) Serpent.

13. Whose diplomacy does the narrator say is to be admired when the discussion of race comes up in the smoking train car in Chapter 10?
(a) Red Head's.
(b) The Union soldier’s.
(c) The Jew's.
(d) The Texan's.

14. In describing New York, the narrator states, “To some natures this stimulant of life in a great city becomes a thing as binding and necessary as” being addicted to what substance?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Marijuana.
(c) Opium.
(d) Tobacco.

15. Where do the narrator and the millionaire walk and sit in chairs along the sidewalk in Chapter 9?
(a) The Champs Elysees.
(b) The Grand Boulevards.
(c) The Grand Opra.
(d) The Hotel Continental.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the narrator returning to New York in the beginning of Chapter 6?

2. The narrator states in Chapter 9 that he has become quite friendly with a “stolid, slow-witted fellow” from where?

3. What food does the narrator describe as having the power of absorbing alcoholic liquors that have been taken into the stomach in Chapter 7?

4. How long do the narrator and the millionaire stay in Paris in Chapter 9?

5. What is a term used by the narrator to refer to a person who is born from one white parent and one black parent?

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