The Ballad of the Sad Café Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author characterize Mr. Brook?
(a) A pastel person.
(b) An ogre.
(c) A has-been.
(d) A taskmaster.

2. Why will Bitsy's young jockey friend never ride a horse in a race again?
(a) He broke his pelvis.
(b) He has retired.
(c) One leg is shorter than the other.
(d) He has entered a different career.

3. Why has Ferris visited the state in #129?
(a) A class reunion.
(b) His father's funeral.
(c) To sell a house.
(d) A business convention.

4. As the story opens, John Ferris is in a hotel room in what city?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Miami.
(c) New York City.
(d) Chicago.

5. What is a symbol for the passage of time in Ferris' life?
(a) His divorce.
(b) His father's funeral.
(c) His appointment book.
(d) His birthday cake.

6. What is Martin's wife's condition when he confronts her?
(a) Drunk.
(b) Sick.
(c) Melancholy.
(d) Depressed.

7. Who is Ferris' ex-wife's new husband?
(a) Ron Hightower.
(b) Bill Bailey.
(c) Jack Paulsen.
(d) Ed Smith.

8. What conclusion does Mr. Brook arrive at regarding Madame Zilensky?
(a) She is a murderess.
(b) She is a pathological liar.
(c) She will generate revenue for the school.
(d) She is insane.

9. What happened to Bitsy's good friend six months ago?
(a) He got divorced.
(b) His legs were trampled by a horse.
(c) He died from cancer.
(d) He was in a car accident.

10. What is Madame Zilensky's character flaw?
(a) Infidelity.
(b) Promiscuity.
(c) Theft.
(d) Mania.

11. What department does Mr. Brook head up at the college?
(a) Music.
(b) Art.
(c) Technology.
(d) Biology.

12. Why can Bitsy not partake in the sumptuous meal?
(a) He has another obligation.
(b) He was not invited.
(c) He must stay very thin.
(d) He has already had dinner.

13. What is the setting for this story?
(a) A church.
(b) A hotel room.
(c) A train car.
(d) A dining room.

14. What is the central theme in this story?
(a) The search for love.
(b) Man vs. nature.
(c) Betrayal.
(d) Regret and loss.

15. What did Emily do to Marianne one night when Emily was drunk?
(a) Scalded her in the bath.
(b) Dropped her on her head.
(c) Locked her out of the house.
(d) Forgot to pick her up from the sitter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Madame Zilensky refer to the father of one of her children?

2. How many children does Ferris' fiance have?

3. Who is Ferris' ex-wife?

4. Who does Ferris call from his hotel room?

5. What does Bitsy realize is coming to an end?

(see the answer keys)

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