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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Solid Man say he is here to be for the Big Man?
(a) His servant.
(b) His brother.
(c) His nurse.
(d) His boss.

2. Where is the bus riding after some time?
(a) Onto a long bridge.
(b) Into the earth.
(c) Into the mountainside.
(d) Into the sky.

3. What does the ghost by the tree refer to the idea of staying?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Truth.
(c) Possible.
(d) Propaganda.

4. What lands on Ikey's head once the wind blows?
(a) Rain.
(b) Cherries.
(c) Thorns.
(d) Apples.

5. What does the ghost by the tree tell the narrator all of his travels were summed up to be?
(a) Amazing.
(b) Advertising stunts.
(c) Enlightening.
(d) Frightful.

6. Why does the man on the bus say that you don't meet historical characters in the gray town?
(a) They are all blind.
(b) They are snobbish.
(c) They are all deaf.
(d) They live millions of miles away.

7. How far is the bus stop from the Civic Center?
(a) Thousands of miles.
(b) One mile.
(c) Ten miles.
(d) Sixteen blocks.

8. From what point of view is the story told?
(a) First person singular.
(b) Third person.
(c) Second person.
(d) First person plural.

9. What does the face of the Bright Man who approaches the Big Ghost make the narrator want to do?
(a) Run.
(b) Dance.
(c) Sing.
(d) Cry.

10. What is different about the people approaching from the mountain than the passengers on the bus?
(a) They are ghosts.
(b) They are dead.
(c) They are living.
(d) They are solid.

11. What does the narrator ask his new companion about the gray town?
(a) If the population was once larger.
(b) How old it was.
(c) If there were many women there.
(d) If it were once beautiful.

12. Who says, "I gone straight all my life. I don't say I was a religious man and I don't say I had no faults, far from it. But I done all my best all my life, see?"
(a) The narrator.
(b) The Big Man.
(c) MacDonald.
(d) The Well-Dressed Woman.

13. What does the Solid Man tell the Big Man there is none of here?
(a) Resentment.
(b) Private affairs.
(c) Love.
(d) Indignity.

14. Who, according to the Hard-Bitten Ghost, was Mother always in the same firm with?
(a) Father.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Her children.
(d) God.

15. What sound does the narrator hear from the stillness of the open door before he exits the bus?
(a) A lark.
(b) A falcon.
(c) A bee.
(d) An owl.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say is heavier than a sack of coal?

2. What time of day is it when the story begins?

3. Whom does the man on the bus say is the nearest of the "old ones"?

4. What was Napoleon doing when the two men went to see him?

5. What does the narrator come to envy as he begins exploring?

(see the answer keys)

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