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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What smell brings back memories of the narrator's childhood?
(a) Candy apples.
(b) Smoked ham.
(c) Cotton Candy.
(d) Cigarette smoke.
2. Who does the narrator believe is the only one who knows his heart?
(a) His father.
(c) His mother.
3. How does the narrator multi-task?
(a) By being practical in his art.
(b) By sleeping while he works.
(c) By dreaming while he works.
(d) By writing while he works.
4. The narrator says humans outwardly worship perfection. What does he say they do secretly?
(a) Covet it.
(b) Hate it.
(c) Conspire to achieve it.
5. What characteristic does the narrator hope his wife will have?
6. What kind of people make up the narrator's life?
7. Why is the narrator sad to see the office boy quit?
(a) He has developed a close relationship with the boy.
(b) He feels like he's losing a part of his life.
(c) He sees so much potential in the boy.
(d) He is jealous.
8. When does the narrator begin to think of writing as unappealing?
(a) After his book is rejected by a publisher.
(b) When his mother tells him his writing is lousy.
(c) After he is told he is not physically appealing.
(d) After the critic finds fault with his work.
9. What does the narrator say he would be happy to do without having to live?
10. What kind of feeling does the narrator say that tedium creates?
(a) That nothing can be better than the moment that just passed.
(b) That everything must be absolutely perfect.
(c) That every day is worth living.
(d) That there is nothing better to do.
11. Whose life is described his life as being similar to a person who has wrecked his ship on a calm sea in shallow water?
(b) The office boy's.
(d) The narrator's father.
12. Who, according to the narrator, is more seriously affected by tedium?
(a) People who are not religtious.
(b) People who work.
(c) People who are religious.
(d) People who don't work.
13. Who does the narrator say should hope for a way to retire and not have to think about life?
(a) Poor men.
(b) All men.
(c) Upper class men.
(d) Intelligent men.
14. According to a critic, what does the narrator need in order to become a charming person?
(a) Deeper thoughts.
(b) Better writing skills.
(c) Better looks.
(d) A better personality.
15. Who, according to the narrator, does not realize the difference between the people of the middle class and those of other classes?
(a) Business owners.
(d) Religious leaders.
Short Answer Questions
1. What remained constant about the scales the girl played on her instrument when she lived above the narrator?
2. Why does the narrator suggest that intelligent, sensitive people should remain as uneducated as possible?
3. What does the narrator prepare for a tea party?
4. Even though most people make him sick, why does the narrator still love fellow man?
5. Who, according to the author, is a prime example of the saying "ignorance is bliss?"
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