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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Jane Fanshawe, how did the narrator and Fanshawe compare physically as children?
(a) They looked like brothers, almost twins.
(b) They looked very different.
(c) Fanshawe was much taller than the narrator.
(d) The narrator was much thinner than Fanshawe.
2. How does the narrator respond to the rumor that Fanshawe never existed and that he had written the works himself?
(a) He cries and refuses to speak to anyone for a week.
(b) He is flattered and promotes the rumors.
(c) He becomes angry and denies the rumors.
(d) He laughs and compares Fanshawe to Shakespeare.
3. What varsity sport did Fanshawe play for a brief period in his sophomore year before suddenly quitting the team?
4. For which of Fanshawe's friends does he write love letters to his girlfriend Sue-Anne?
(a) Paul Schiff.
(b) Otis Smart.
(c) Jeffrey Brown.
(d) Roy Cutbirth.
5. What identity does Blue adopt for himself during his second conversation with Black?
(a) A life insurance salesman from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
(b) A farmer from Holcomb, Kansas.
(c) An ice fisherman from Alberta, Canada.
(d) A lumberjack from White Springs, Colorado.
6. To whom does Blue write a letter about the case asking for advice?
7. When he began his writing career, what had the narrator of The Locked Room hoped to become?
(a) A literary critic.
(b) A novelist.
(c) A journalist.
(d) A poet.
8. What is the name of the first novel of Fanshawe's that the narrator gives to the editor?
9. What disguise does Blue use for his third encounter with Black?
(a) The landlord.
(b) The cable repairman.
(c) The mailman.
(d) The Fuller Brush man.
10. According to Fanshawe's letters, what was the hardest but most interesting job he had on the ship?
(a) A utility man.
(b) The captain.
(c) A messman.
(d) An ordinary seaman.
11. According to Jane Fanshawe, who is responsible for the fact that Fanshawe never published any of his work?
(a) Jane Fanshawe.
(b) Sophie Fanshawe.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Ellen Fanshawe.
12. In Chapter 1 of The Locked Room, from whom does the narrator receive a letter?
(a) Ben Fanshawe.
(c) Fanshawe's mother.
(d) Sophie Fanshawe.
13. What does Sophie consider to be the problem in her relationship with the narrator?
(a) The narrator's snoring.
(b) The book the narrator is writing.
(c) The narrator's sexual infidelity.
(d) The narrator's unemployment.
14. What does the narrator decide from the beginning that he will omit from his book?
(a) Fanshawe's letter to the narrator.
(b) Fanshawe's childhood.
(c) Fanshawe's marriage.
(d) Fanshawe's parents.
15. What happens when Blue finally decides to contact the future Mrs. Blue?
(a) They agree to meet in the park but she doesn't come.
(b) No one answers his telephone call.
(c) He writes her a letter and does not receive a reply.
(d) He sends her a telegram but she never receives it.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do Sophie and the narrator meet to discuss Fanshawe's work at the narrator's suggestion?
2. What is the name of the private detective who had worked for Sophie?
3. In what condition does Blue leave Black in the apartment?
4. Whom does White want Blue to keep an eye on?
5. How old is Sophie when she meets the narrator of The Locked Room?
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