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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Howie believes some brain cells need to die in order to gain _______.
(a) Love.
(b) Age.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Equilibrium.

2. As a child, Howie loved_____.
(a) Trolley cars.
(b) Tugboats.
(c) Airport luggage carriers.
(d) Freight trains.

3. Howie always needs to have ______ while he walks.
(a) Something to eat.
(b) A bag.
(c) Something to drink.
(d) One hand free.

4. Who in Howie's life is allergic to milk?
(a) L.
(b) Sister.
(c) Abe.
(d) Mom.

5. How does Howie's co-worker Ray hurt his back?
(a) Moving a vending machine.
(b) Sweeping.
(c) Cleaning the escalator.
(d) Moving a pool.

6. What does Howie describe in the first footnote in Chapter 2?
(a) His method of using straws.
(b) His method of pulling on socks.
(c) His method of riding escalators.
(d) His method of using bags.

7. Howie's first reason that it is okay for brain cells to die is that it's part of a necessary ______.
(a) Regret.
(b) Winnowing.
(c) Procedure.
(d) Sadness.

8. Howie describes all these "disruptions of physical routines" EXCEPT one.
(a) Scotch tape stuck on the role.
(b) Pulling out the thread from Band-Aids.
(c) Breaking a can opener.
(d) Misjudging steps.

9. Who does Howie have fantasies about in Chapter 1?
(a) Tina.
(b) 7-Eleven clerk.
(c) Papa Gino's clerk.
(d) L.

10. Howie signs the _____ flower on the poster for Ray.
(a) First.
(b) Third.
(c) Second.
(d) Fourth.

11. Howie believes he has the ____ "of a mature person."
(a) Memory.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Hands.
(d) Teeth.

12. Howie only likes to use straws for _________.
(a) Milkshakes.
(b) Milk.
(c) Coke.
(d) Juice.

13. Howie's seventh major advance has to do with the purchase of a ________.
(a) Car.
(b) Rubber stamp.
(c) Tie.
(d) Suit.

14. What is the name of the Papa Gino's clerk?
(a) Linda.
(b) Amanda.
(c) Tina.
(d) Donna.

15. What is inside Howie's CVS bag?
(a) Nude magazine.
(b) A cookie.
(c) Shoelaces.
(d) Earplugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Howie refer to his childhood memories as?

2. What were the doorknobs made of in Howie's childhood home?

3. What does Howie decline from the clerk at Papa Gino's?

4. Howie says all of these have gone through disorienting changes EXCEPT one.

5. What did Howie see for the first time as a child in his best friend's refrigerator?

(see the answer keys)

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