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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. Who does Nathan try to write a letter to in Lonoff's study?
(a) Betsy.
(b) His father.
(c) Amy.
(d) Lonoff.

2. Why does Lonoff have different colored paper on his desk?
(a) For different drafts.
(b) For different subjects.
(c) For different stories.
(d) He doesn't.

3. What does Nathan's family eat at Sunday brunch?
(a) Smoked fish and potatoes.
(b) Warm rolls and turkey.
(c) Ham and beans.
(d) Smoked fish and warm rolls.

4. What type of alcohol do Lonoff and Nathan drink after dinner?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Brandy.
(c) Rum.
(d) Vodka.

5. What kind of car does Amy drive?
(a) Renault.
(b) Porsche.
(c) Mustang.
(d) Jaguar.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many questions for Nathan are included with the letter?

2. Where does Lonoff tell Nathan that Amy is from?

3. Where did Nathan and his brother go to watch prize fights?

4. How old is the house, according to the narrator, in Chapter 1?

5. What year is it in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lonoff's living room as Zuckerman sees it in Chapter 1.

2. Why is Zuckerman surprised when Lonoff says nothing happens to him during their conversation in Chapter 1?

3. Why does Zuckerman say he stays up in Lonoff's study?

4. Describe the Zuckerman family's typical Sunday brunch.

5. Why is Zuckerman skeptical of the party-goers' analysis of Lonoff?

6. Describe the girl-woman Zuckerman sees at Lonoff's house in Chapter 1.

7. What does Zuckerman think might be a good idea for a writer based on the reactions of the New York party-goers at the publishing party?

8. How does Zuckerman convince Lonoff to meet with him?

9. Why does Zuckerman read Henry James' "The Middle Years" twice in one night?

10. How does the trouble between Zuckerman and his father begin, according to Zuckerman in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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