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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the truck driver say he will take Ray to in exchange for Ray showing him around Mexico?
(a) Columbus
(b) Philadelphia
(c) Chicago
(d) Tuscon

2. Who stops by to visit Ray and Alvah when Alvah is out?
(a) Warren
(b) Morley
(c) Japhy
(d) Princess

3. What does Alvah later refer to as the activity with Princess, Japhy, Ray and himself ?
(a) Bliss
(b) Orgy
(c) Connection
(d) Ecstasy

4. What does Japhy casually mention to Ray, but does not explain to him at first?
(a) Yabyum
(b) Yoga
(c) Divine oneness
(d) Buddhism

5. What is the name of the girlfriend of the answer to #63?
(a) Anne
(b) Rosie
(c) Leia
(d) Princess

6. Who is the backwoods boy who grew up in a log cabin in the woods?
(a) Alvah
(b) Warren
(c) Ray
(d) Japhy

7. What does Ray do once everyone else goes to bed for the night?
(a) Meditates in the woods
(b) Cries
(c) Drinks all the wine
(d) Sleeps in the house

8. With whom does Ray live in a ramshackle house near the University?
(a) Japhy
(b) Warren
(c) Joseph
(d) Alvah

9. To what city does Ray buy a bus ticket after he sleeps in a ditch several miles outside of Los Angeles?
(a) Berkeley
(b) Riverside
(c) San Francisco
(d) Oakland

10. What does the other bum on the train tell Ray can be cured by standing on one's head and drinking honey with milk?
(a) Allergies
(b) Colds
(c) Cancer
(d) Arthritis

11. What does Ray find profound as he sits and contemplates the immensity of the mountains?
(a) Japhy
(b) Silence
(c) His mind
(d) The trees

12. To what city do Japhy, Alvah, and Ray travel in order to buy hiking equipment?
(a) Oakland
(b) Monterey
(c) San Francisco
(d) Berkeley

13. Did Morley's car freeze as it was expected to?
(a) No
(b) Yes, and the transmission cracked
(c) Yes, but the tires deflated
(d) Yes, but nothing happened

14. Ray considers Los Angeles to be __________________.
(a) The last stop
(b) Hell on earth
(c) The most perfect place
(d) The home of beautiful beings

15. What mountain are the men about to hike?
(a) Desolation
(b) Matterhorn
(c) Muir
(d) Talampais

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Morley do in order to show the other men where he is on the trail?

2. Where did the girlfriend in #64 finally go in order to kill herself?

3. Whose life is considered to be on the good path?

4. Who starts the fire when the men wake up in the morning?

5. What does Ray think about his life when he begins to contemplate Japhy's choices and outlook?

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