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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Virginia Stillman's profession before she married Peter?
(a) Private detective.
(b) Librarian.
(c) University professor.
(d) Speech therapist.

2. With what name does Quinn introduce himself the first time that he speaks to Stillman in Chapter 9?
(a) Stillman.
(b) Work.
(c) Dark.
(d) Quinn.

3. Where does the second meeting between Quinn and Stillman take place in Chapter 9?
(a) The Mayflower Cafe.
(b) The Santa Maria Cafe.
(c) The Titanic Hotel.
(d) The Pinta Hotel.

4. According to the end of Chapter 8, what does "El" mean in ancient Hebrew?
(a) God.
(b) Paradise.
(c) Myth.
(d) Babel.

5. With what name does Quinn introduce himself to Stillman during their second meeting in Chapter 9?
(a) Peter Stillman.
(b) Daniel Quinn.
(c) Max Work.
(d) Henry Dark.

6. In Chapter 8, what time does Stillman begin his daily walks?
(a) Eight o'clock in the morning.
(b) Six o'clock in the morning.
(c) Three o'clock in the afternoon.
(d) Seven o'clock in the evening.

7. Whom is Auster expecting when he opens the door to Quinn?
(a) His daughter.
(b) The landlord.
(c) His wife.
(d) The repairman.

8. What is Peter Stillman's profession?
(a) He is an engineer.
(b) He is a teacher.
(c) He is a poet.
(d) He is a firefighter.

9. According to the telephone conversation at the end of Chapter 1, why does the caller need Quinn to protect him?
(a) The caller is a celebrity.
(b) The caller has committed a crime.
(c) The caller believes he is going to be murdered.
(d) The caller is paranoid.

10. Which text does Stillman use as the basis of his argument about the fall of man in his book?
(a) Flaubert's Madame Bovary.
(b) Dante's Divine Comedy.
(c) Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.
(d) Milton's Paradise Lost.

11. In Chapter 10, how does Quinn contact Auster?
(a) He visits his apartment.
(b) He calls him on the telephone.
(c) He sends him a telegram.
(d) He writes him a letter.

12. Where is the Stillman family from?
(a) Detroit.
(b) Boston.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) New York.

13. When Quinn first meets Peter Stillman, what color does he associate with him?
(a) Red.
(b) White.
(c) Blue.
(d) Black.

14. What happens each time Auster tries to reach Virginia Stillman by telephone in Chapter 11?
(a) He gets a busy signal.
(b) He speaks to Peter Stillman.
(c) He speaks to Virginia Stillman.
(d) He speaks to the Stillman's maid.

15. While living in the alleyway in Chapter 12, at what time does Quinn do his grocery shopping each morning?
(a) Eight o'clock in the morning.
(b) Ten o'clock in the morning.
(c) Three-thirty in the morning.
(d) Six-thirty in the morning.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stillman do with the object that he examines during his walks in Chapter 8 of the novel?

2. What does Quinn like to do most in his free time?

3. To which two continental philosophers does the narrator credit the concept of the "noble savage"?

4. Where does Quinn go at the beginning of Chapter 13?

5. What is the name of the Park where Stillman tends to spend several hours each day?

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