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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. Which branch of the military did the narrator serve in?
(a) Navy.
(b) National Guard.
(c) Army.
(d) Marines.

2. Where does Nathan go to be interviewed for his college admissions letter?
(a) His uncle's house.
(b) Police station.
(c) University of Chicago.
(d) Essex County Courthouse.

3. What job does Nathan do three days a week?
(a) Sell vacuum cleaners.
(b) Sell self-help books.
(c) Sell magazine subscriptions.
(d) Sell lawn care services.

4. Where does Lonoff offer to let Nathan sleep?
(a) The master bedroom.
(b) The car.
(c) The study.
(d) The den.

5. What are the watercolor paintings in the living room of?
(a) A dog.
(b) The ocean.
(c) An old farmhouse.
(d) Family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Nathan's story?

2. Where did the narrator grow up?

3. Where did Nathan get accepted to spend the winter months when he was younger?

4. Who can play Chopin well?

5. What does Nathan's family eat at Sunday brunch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Zuckerman's father say everyone stopped by on the Sunday Zuckerman was home before leaving for Quahsay?

2. Why does Zuckerman begin writing a letter to his father as he sits in Lonoff's study?

3. How does Zuckerman's father think the "Higher Education" story will be perceived if it is published?

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

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

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

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. What is pinned to the bulletin board in Lonoff's office?

9. Why do the Wapters include a list of questions in their response to Zuckerman's "Higher Education" story?

10. What is Zuckerman carrying in his briefcase that he takes to Lonoff's house?

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