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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When does the narrator say he feels more like himself?
(a) When he is at a party.
(b) When he is alone in the park.
(c) When he is with his mother.
(d) When he is sleepy.
2. Which people does the narrator describe as stupid, insensitive, and uptight?
(a) Those acceptable by the world's standards.
(b) White collar managment.
(c) Just his family.
(d) Religious fanatics.
3. What does the narrator say is best if one simply doesn't think about it?
4. To live each day to its fullest, what does the narrator say one must do?
(a) Do one good deed more than the previous day.
(b) Forget the previous day.
(c) Recall the previous day.
(d) Pick up where the previous day left off.
5. What does the narrator say is the best way to ignore life?
(c) Watching television.
6. What does the narrator say would be burdensome to him?
(b) Good deeds.
(c) Evil deeds.
7. Who, along with a particular poet, has helped the narrator perfect his vision of the world?
(a) His inner being.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His coworkers.
8. What does sunrise in the city make the narrator do?
9. What is the narrator doing any time he is not interacting with people?
10. Which of the narrator's poems does he like in the present day?
(a) The ones he wrote as a child.
(d) The ones in his head yet to be written.
11. The narrator says he sometimes experiences a lapse of something. From what kind of lapse does he suffer?
12. Who does the narrator visit in the country?
(a) A friend.
(b) A cousin.
(c) His mother.
(d) An aunt.
13. What does autumn remind the narrator?
(a) That winter is on its way.
(b) That Halloween is near.
(c) That summer is finally ending.
(d) That all things eventually die.
14. Who helped the narrator get his job?
(a) His father.
(b) His aunt.
(c) His mother.
(d) His uncle.
15. According to the narrator, what kind of man can keep outside influences from changing him?
(a) A thoughtful man.
(b) A gentleman.
(c) A kind man.
(d) A wise man.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator believe causes him to want things, only to show him that he cannot have them?
2. What, according to the narrator, is better than any destination one could travel to see?
3. What does the narrator expect out of life?
4. The narrator says he belongs to a group that keeps distant from things. What word does he use to describe this distance?
5. What is the subject of the lithograph that the narrator describes?
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