The Comfort of Strangers 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. Why do Mary and Colin abandon the spot they initially choose to set up on at the beach?
(a) A father and son tell them they already have taken the spot.
(b) A family claims it is their regular location.
(c) They do not have enough privacy.
(d) They are bothered by a group of overzealous teenagers.

2. Why does Mary think Robert took the secret photograph of Colin?
(a) Caroline is in love with Colin.
(b) He thinks Colin has a nice face.
(c) He is secretly in love with Colin.
(d) He is stalking Colin and Mary.

3. What causes Robert and Caroline's intimate relationship to become violent?
(a) Robert's father insists he beat Caroline during sex.
(b) Caroline asks Robert to hurt her.
(c) Caroline's infidelity
(d) Robert's frustration at not being able to conceive children.

4. What does Robert focus on as he gives Colin a tour of his gallery?
(a) The relationship between the men in his family and the items in the gallery
(b) The cost of each item in the gallery
(c) Where he and Caroline purchased the items in the gallery
(d) The historical significance of each item in the gallery

5. How does Caroline's face become injured?
(a) Mary hits her in the face.
(b) She tries to come between Robert and Colin as they fight.
(c) Robert hits her in the face.
(d) Colin pushes her away from him.

6. What does Caroline do to Colin's lips?
(a) She rubs her blood on them.
(b) She kisses them.
(c) She holds them closed.
(d) She cuts them.

7. What has changed about Mary and Colin's relationship in this chapter?
(a) It is much more passionate.
(b) It is much more unstable.
(c) It is much more subdued.
(d) It is much more volatile.

8. Which of the following is NOT a topic of discussion between Mary and Colin during this chapter?
(a) The other tourists staying in the hotel
(b) Their visit to Robert and Caroline's apartment
(c) The politics of sex
(d) Their friends

9. How does Colin initially react when Mary tells him what has frightened her?
(a) He is also frightened.
(b) He tries to soothe her.
(c) He dismisses it.
(d) He falls asleep.

10. How does Colin initially react when Caroline and Robert begin making sexual advances towards him?
(a) He is paralyzed in disbelief.
(b) He willfully accepts their advances.
(c) He becomes angry and violent.
(d) He calls out to Mary for help.

11. What prevents Mary from saving Colin's life?
(a) Caroline has tied Mary to a chair.
(b) The drug that Caroline put in Mary's tea makes her fall asleep.
(c) Mary believes Colin would have wanted to die this way.
(d) Robert restrains Mary.

12. What concerns Colin when he walks to the edge of the ocean?
(a) He sees Robert in the distance.
(b) He and Mary have begun arguing again after several days of renewed passion.
(c) The group of teenagers is encroaching on the spot where he and Mary have placed their towels.
(d) He cannot see Mary swimming in the distance.

13. Why does Colin suggest he and Mary depart the boat early?
(a) He wants to visit Robert's bar.
(b) He thinks it will be quicker to walk to the hotel than ride the boat around the harbor.
(c) He is hungry and would like to find a restaurant.
(d) He wants to visit Robert and Caroline.

14. What is the main topic of conversation while Robert, Caroline, Mary and Colin dine together?
(a) Mary and Colin's relationship
(b) Robert's father
(c) Caroline's injury
(d) Mary's children

15. What is the only piece of furniture left in Robert's gallery?
(a) The sideboard
(b) The dining chairs
(c) The dining table
(d) The portraits

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the beach setting described as at the beginning of this chapter?

2. Why do Mary and Colin think their newfound passion is especially profound?

3. What does Robert say he and Caroline have been doing since they last saw Colin and Mary?

4. What does Caroline implore Colin to do when he and Mary prepare to leave her home?

5. What does Mary discover when Caroline takes her into her bedroom?

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