The Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the narrator say he would get to Glasgow?
(a) By bus.
(b) By bike.
(c) By hitch-hiking.
(d) By train.

2. What does the narrator say he would hang himself from?
(a) A tree.
(b) A rooftop.
(c) A balcony.
(d) A clifftop.

3. What does the narrator say the goalkeeper turns into?
(a) A deranged eagle.
(b) A long armed gorilla.
(c) A flying pig.
(d) A leaping ape.

4. What member of the Notts County team does Lennox think is a fool?
(a) The central defender.
(b) The goalkeeper.
(c) The captain.
(d) The striker.

5. What kind of bed does Jim's mother think he is lying in?
(a) A bed of roses.
(b) A bed of nails.
(c) A bed of thorns.
(d) A bed of nettles.

6. What does the narrator say he would have done to Jim's mother if she has talked to him in the same way?
(a) Hugged her.
(b) Screamed at her.
(c) Threw plates at her.
(d) Hit her.

7. What kind of food do the advertising boards advertise?
(a) Steak-pies.
(b) Pork-pies.
(c) Chicken wings.
(d) Beef steaks.

8. What does the narrator say Jim's mother cannot touch Phylis with?
(a) A barge pole.
(b) A finger.
(c) A poker.
(d) A rope.

9. What color does the narrator say his family turns when they are fed-up?
(a) Red.
(b) White.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Black.

10. What does Fred say ninety-five thousand quid has gone up like?
(a) London fog.
(b) Scotch mist.
(c) Goal hangers.
(d) Arsenal defenders.

11. How does Bert say he earned his tuppence?
(a) Selling fruit.
(b) Gardening.
(c) Writing.
(d) Delivering messages.

12. Where does Jim's mother work?
(a) The bike factory.
(b) The tobacco factory.
(c) The pie factory.
(d) The phone factory.

13. Why does the policeman say the man can't kill himself?
(a) He has responsibilities.
(b) It upsets the neighbors.
(c) He owes money.
(d) It is not his life.

14. What does Colin say he is not going to rob?
(a) Shops.
(b) Schools.
(c) Cafes.
(d) Banks.

15. How has the old gypsy woman done her hair?
(a) In pig tails.
(b) In a bun.
(c) In braids.
(d) In a ponytail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jim tell his mother he has been through in the last six months?

2. What can Colin and Bert view from the war memorial?

3. What does the man want the narrator to do when he has the rope around his neck?

4. Why does the man say he is fed up?

5. What does the man tell the narrator to shut?

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