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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) The Texan's.
(b) The Union soldier’s.
(c) Red Head's.
(d) The Jew's.

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

3. In what city does a man editing a credited black newspaper give the narrator a great deal of time and conversation in Chapter 10?
(a) Richmond.
(b) New York City.
(c) Atlanta.
(d) Boston.

4. By what mode of transportation do the narrator and the millionaire arrive in Paris in Chapter 9?
(a) Boat.
(b) Train.
(c) Plane.
(d) Automobile.

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

6. The narrator claims in Chapter 8 that he “used to play whose "Wedding March" in a manner that never failed to arouse enthusiasm among the patrons of the "Club”?
(a) Bruneau’s.
(b) Picconi’s.
(c) Mendelssohn's.
(d) Lambert's.

7. According to the author in Chapter 10, “Southerners are very much like” who “in that they must talk”?
(a) Englishmen.
(b) Spaniards.
(c) Frenchmen.
(d) Russians.

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

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

10. What word does the narrator use in Chapter 6 meaning anything that transforms, purifies, or refines?
(a) Eclipse.
(b) Tangible.
(c) Alembic.
(d) Corrosive.

11. The man that the narrator befriends on the ship in Chapter 10 has what profession?
(a) Physician.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Artist.
(d) Banker.

12. Where is the narrator headed by ship in the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Detroit.
(b) Columbus.
(c) Boston.
(d) Chicago.

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

14. According to the narrator in Chapter 9, “A French child with a vocabulary of two hundred words can express more spoken ideas than a student of French can with a knowledge of” how many?
(a) 4,500.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 250.
(d) 2,000.

15. The narrator’s harrowed state of mind and seasickness keeps him miserable on the ship for how long before it begins to lift in Chapter 9?
(a) 2-3 days.
(b) 1-2 days.
(c) 4-5 days.
(d) 3-4 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Texan take out and drink during the racial discussion in the train car in Chapter 10?

2. The narrator claims that he did not feel at ease until the ship was where in Chapter 9?

3. Where is the “slender be-spectacled young man” from that the narrator encounters on the train in Chapter 10?

4. What city does the narrator compare to “a beauty spot on the face of the earth” in Chapter 9?

5. Where do the narrator and four of his companions go to seek a lodging-house after arriving in New York in Chapter 6?

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