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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. What does the Big Man repeatedly insist on getting?
(a) Thanks.
(b) Justice.
(c) His rights.
(d) His money.

2. The Ghost tells the Bright Man called Dick that his views were wrong about this in life:
(a) Literal Heaven and Hell.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His belief in Communism.

3. Who says, "We simply found ourselves in contact with a certain current of ideas and plunged into it because it seemed modern and successful?"
(a) The Big Man.
(b) Dick.
(c) MacDonald.
(d) The narrator.

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

5. 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 all blind.
(c) They are snobbish.
(d) They live millions of miles away.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Short Man think about the people in the line?

2. What does the narrator see in the hawthorn bush?

3. What country's alignment in the war troubled the Tousle-Headed Poet?

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

5. What grows around the tree preventing Ikey from touching the tree?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Young Man tell the narrator he is going on the bus?

2. What does the solid person tell the Big Man about Jack?

3. How does the Big Man reply when the solid person offers him help up the mountain? What does the solid person try to convince him of?

4. How does the Bright Person explain hell to the Fat Man?

5. What happens to the Short Man in the line next to the narrator?

6. What does the place appear as when the narrator gets off the bus?

7. What is the narrator's experience walking on the grass? What does he envy?

8. Where does the narrator sit on the bus? Who joins him? What does this character impart?

9. Describe the bus and the bus driver.

10. Why does the Conscientious Objector say he threw himself in front of a train?

(see the answer keys)

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