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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Galloping Foxley," what does Perkins like so much about his commute?
(a) The scenery.
(b) The loneliness.
(c) The routine.
(d) The speed.

2. Why do Stag and his friend go to see Madame Rosette?
(a) To free the women working for her.
(b) To fire her from their service.
(c) To get her help in finding a woman.
(d) To blackmail her.

3. What is the one thing that makes Mrs. Foster worry in "The Way Up to Heaven?"
(a) Losing her purse.
(b) Being late to events.
(c) Seeing sick children.
(d) Waiting for her husband.

4. What does Mrs. Maloney do just after killing her husband?
(a) Goes for a walk.
(b) Visits a church.
(c) Calls the police.
(d) Goes shopping.

5. In "Taste," what is Mike's daughter's name?
(a) Lynette.
(b) Lindsey.
(c) Louise.
(d) Laura.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does William choose to do to slow down the ship?

2. Who tells Madame Rosette that the deal is off?

3. Where did Stag's friend find a girl he was interested in?

4. What was on the face of the man whom Edward's wife believes is reincarnated as a cat?

5. What does Mr. Foster plan to do while his wife is in France?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Klausner ask Scott to do for the tree, and what is Scott's response to this?

2. How did Mike cheat in the bet, and how was this discovered?

3. What did the stranger offer Drioli in exchange for a chance to see the painting on his back often?

4. How did Soutine create a work of art on Drioli's back?

5. What does Mike always try to impress Richard with in "Taste?"

6. In "Galloping Foxley," what did Foxley used to do to Perkins?

7. How does Mary hide her murder weapon?

8. Why does Mr. Boggis do much of his business in the country in "Parson's Pleasure?"

9. Why does Louisa think the cat in "Edward the Conqueror" is a reincarnated musician?

10. What happens to the Chippendale commode and why?

(see the answer keys)

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