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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does the man on the bus say is the nearest of the "old ones"?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Cleopatra.
(c) Julius Caesar.
(d) Mahatma Ghandi.

2. What does the Tousle-Headed Poet rail against as a cause of much misery?
(a) Communism.
(b) Fascism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Capitalism.

3. What do you have to do to build a house, according to the narrator's companion on the bus?
(a) Think it.
(b) Pay for builders.
(c) Buy it.
(d) Rent your soul.

4. What grows on the tree that the narrator encounters?
(a) Red apples.
(b) Peaches.
(c) Golden apples.
(d) Strawberries.

5. How do the passengers get onto the bus?
(a) Scrambling like eggs.
(b) Fighting like hens.
(c) Pushing like donkeys.
(d) Raging like bulls.

6. What does Dick ask the Episcopal Ghost to do?
(a) Go back to Hell.
(b) Write about his journey.
(c) Go back to Earth.
(d) Repent and believe.

7. Where does the narrator sit on the bus?
(a) In the back.
(b) In the front.
(c) To the side.
(d) In the middle.

8. Who does the Hard-Bitten Ghost say that both sides in all the wars were run by?
(a) The Prime Minister.
(b) The Church.
(c) The same dictator.
(d) The same Armament Firms.

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

10. What country's alignment in the war troubled the Tousle-Headed Poet?
(a) Russia's.
(b) England's.
(c) Switzerland's.
(d) Ireland's.

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

12. What does the narrator come upon after walking for several hours in Chapter 6?
(a) A car.
(b) A jungle.
(c) A ring.
(d) A waterfall.

13. What does the ghost by the tree say that Hell is?
(a) A joy.
(b) Enchanting.
(c) A flop.
(d) Endless.

14. What does the Episcopal Ghost say that happiness lies in the path of?
(a) Redemption.
(b) Duty.
(c) God.
(d) Justice.

15. What presence does the narrator feel he can't bear in Chapter 7?
(a) The Water Giant.
(b) The Ghosts.
(c) The Mountain Giant.
(d) The Great Tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has become almost unbearable for the narrator at the beginning of Chapter 3?

2. What does the narrator compare the noise of the waves to?

3. What does the ghost leaning against the tree chew on?

4. What looms in the distance as the narrator examines his surroundings off the bus?

5. What does one ghost remark the money for the bus would be better spent on?

(see the answer keys)

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