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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the object of the protagonist's desires in The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman?
(a) Angelina.
(b) Sarah.
(c) Albertina.
(d) Adolpha.

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

3. What does Desiderio first expect of his engagement in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) It will be long.
(b) It will be brief.
(c) It will be forfeited.
(d) It is not binding.

4. Where is the city in which Desiderio lives?
(a) North America.
(b) South America.
(c) Africa.
(d) Asia.

5. Who does Desiderio find in darkness in the Mayor's Mansion in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The Mayor.
(b) Dr. Hoffman.
(c) The Minister.
(d) The housekeeper.

6. Whose daughter is offered in Marriage to Desiderio in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) Aoi's.
(b) Nao-Kurai's.
(c) Noai's.
(d) Naori's.

7. What short story of Angela Carter's was adapted to a 1984 film?
(a) Shadow Dance.
(b) Several Peceptions.
(c) The Magic Toyshop.
(d) Company of Wolves.

8. Why was the movement of commerce restricted on land in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) The volcano.
(b) The war.
(c) The drought.
(d) The flood.

9. Who does the Professor say was kicked out of school in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire?
(a) Mendoza.
(b) Albertina.
(c) The Minister.
(d) Dr. Hoffman.

10. What does Desiderio do which earns him the title of hero among the River People?
(a) Kills a bear.
(b) Walks through fire.
(c) Kills a man.
(d) Intercedes when someone tries to cheat the River People.

11. The Professor tells Desiderio in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire that the peep show objects were created by whom?
(a) Mendoza.
(b) Himself.
(c) Dr. Hoffman.
(d) Albertina.

12. Desiderio is the son of a what?
(a) Heiress.
(b) Witch.
(c) Queen.
(d) Prostitute.

13. Who has gone missing in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The king.
(b) Albertina.
(c) The Minister.
(d) The Mayor.

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

15. Why had Mendoza and Dr. Hoffman had a falling out?
(a) A woman.
(b) A theory.
(c) A broken machine.
(d) A bet.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman first published?

2. Who takes in Desiderio in Chapter 3, The River People?

3. Where was a city meeting held in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

4. Which man among the circus people does Desiderio befriend in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire?

5. Who charges Desiderio to enter the peep show in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?

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