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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Desiderio find to be desolate and abandoned in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The town hall.
(b) The promenade.
(c) The local pub.
(d) The cathedral.

2. Desiderio's Minister saved a man by doing what in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?
(a) Bombing a village.
(b) Stopping a train.
(c) Shooting a man.
(d) Walking on water.

3. Who does Desiderio find dead in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) Albertina.
(b) Mary Anne.
(c) The Count.
(d) LaFleur.

4. Desiderio's Minister did not have enough what to be affected by the things Dr. Hoffman's machine created?
(a) Energy.
(b) Bile.
(c) Imagination.
(d) Hormones.

5. At what university did Angela Brown teach in Rhode Island?
(a) Columbia University.
(b) Pepperdine University.
(c) Brown University.
(d) Princeton University.

6. The Minister had told Desiderio that Mendoza traveled with what?
(a) A lounge act.
(b) A band of gypsies.
(c) A tribe of shamans.
(d) A carnival.

7. Who is Desiderio's master in the beginning of the story?
(a) The Count.
(b) The Minister of Determination.
(c) Doctor Hoffman.
(d) The Professor.

8. How old is the girl offered in marriage to Desiderio in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) 14.
(b) 16.
(c) 13.
(d) 9.

9. Where is it arranged for Desiderio to stay in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The bed and breakfast.
(b) The Mayor's Mansion.
(c) Dr. Hoffman's house.
(d) The Chapel.

10. When was The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman first published?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1972.

11. Who pursues Desiderio in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) Albertina.
(b) The Determination Police.
(c) The River People.
(d) Dr. Hoffman.

12. Where does Desiderio go after leaving the Mayor's Mansion in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The Town Hall.
(b) Back to his home.
(c) The cathedral.
(d) The promenade.

13. Where did Angela Carter live for the majority of her life?
(a) Paris.
(b) New York.
(c) London.
(d) San Francisco.

14. What had Desiderio always felt ashamed of?
(a) His heritage.
(b) His poverty.
(c) His manliness.
(d) His appearance.

15. How many lovers does Desiderio find himself with in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) 3.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Desiderio have a sexual encounter in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?

2. Who does the Minister hire to make sense of the chaos in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

3. Desiderio is the son of a what?

4. What do the acrobats appear to juggle in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire?

5. What does Desiderio find himself constantly struggling to recognize in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

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