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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does a person need to stay true, or in order for their love to be true, according to the narrator?
(a) The idea of love.
(b) The lover’s own heart.
(c) The beloved’s whims.
(d) Life’s delusions.
2. How does the narrator try to get Gulliver to kill himself?
(a) By hanging himself.
(b) By slitting his wrists.
(c) By falling down the stairs.
(d) By taking pills.
3. What is it that the narrator appreciates about Isobel, as she tends his wounds?
(a) Her nose.
(b) Her soft voice.
(c) Her hair.
(d) Her smell.
4. How does the narrator destroy the replacement’s gifts?
(a) By burning his hand on the stove.
(b) By cutting off his hand.
(c) By beheading him.
(d) By keeping the tv and radio on.
5. Why does the narrator say he did not tell Gulliver to stop, when Gulliver started to beat him?
(a) He wanted to make it look like self-defense.
(b) He was willing to be killed rather than let Isobel and Gulliver be killed.
(c) He could not breathe with Gulliver’s hand on his throat.
(d) He wanted to see what human violence was like.
6. Where do the narrator and Maggie go from his office?
(a) To his house.
(b) To a river bank.
(c) To a pub.
(d) To an empty classroom.
7. Who sees the narrator in his native form after he saves Gulliver?
(c) A neighbor.
8. How many students does Andrew Martin have, when the narrator walks into his classroom?
9. What does Gulliver say it is like to be Andrew Martin’s son?
(a) Being broke.
(b) Shoes too small.
(c) Being powerless.
(d) A black eye.
10. Where does the narrator get a teaching job?
11. How long does Isobel say it has been, since she and her husband talked as openly as they talk after Hamlet?
(a) They have never talked so openly.
12. What does the narrator say he always needed, instead of emotions?
(a) Directives from superiors.
(b) Mathematical truth.
(d) Strict commands.
13. Why does the narrator want to replace the purple sofa?
(a) The cushions are too soft.
(b) The texture reminds of him of Daniel Russell’s skin.
(c) The fabric smells funny.
(d) The purple color is painful to him.
14. What is the facet of prime numbers that makes them consoling to the narrator?
(a) Their indivisibility.
(b) Their adaptability.
(c) Their importance in crucial formulae.
(d) Their mutability.
15. What reason does the narrator provide for why humans love?
(a) Because they are minor deities.
(b) Because they are overflowing.
(c) Because they are thwarted.
(d) Because they are mortal.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator put his hand on the stove?
2. What prevents the narrator from telling Ari about his origins?
3. What does the narrator say must be a chief cause of sexual relationships on earth?
4. What does the narrator say when Isobel describes the early days of her courtship with Andrew Martin?
5. What does the Vonnadorians’ understanding of prime numbers allow them to do?
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