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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Ferris call from his hotel room?
(a) His ex-wife.
(b) His mother.
(c) His daughter.
(d) His father.

2. What is a libertine?
(a) A Democrat.
(b) A person without morals.
(c) A criminal.
(d) A philanthropist.

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

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

5. What book does Ferris review and ponder?
(a) Address book.
(b) Bible.
(c) Encyclopedia.
(d) Novel.

6. In what city does Ferris' ex-wife live?
(a) New York.
(b) Detroit.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Boston.

7. What is a quirky habit that Mr. Brook notices about Madame Zilensky's children?
(a) They never speak.
(b) They eat with their eyes closed.
(c) They never wear shoes.
(d) They always walk in single-file.

8. What is Bitsy Barlow's profession?
(a) Author.
(b) Physician.
(c) Attorney.
(d) Jockey.

9. What U.S. state has Ferris recently visited?
(a) Ohio.
(b) Georgia.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Illinois.

10. What is Madame Zilensky's claim to fame?
(a) Botanist.
(b) Poet.
(c) Music composer.
(d) Portrait painter.

11. What food does Bitsy chew and then spit out on the carpet?
(a) Steak.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Beans.
(d) Salad.

12. Who is Martin's wife?
(a) Emily.
(b) Cecile.
(c) Ava.
(d) Alexandra.

13. What unusual item does Bitsy place in his mouth at the table?
(a) A rose petal.
(b) A napkin.
(c) A pack of matches.
(d) A cigarette butt.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unusual about Madame Zilensky mentioning the King of Finland?

2. What behavior does Emily exhibit when she is drunk?

3. How many children does Madame Zilensky have?

4. What musical instrument does Elizabeth play?

5. What is the setting for this story?

(see the answer keys)

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