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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is absent from amongst Fanshawe's writings in the suitcase?
(c) Letters and diaries.
2. What is the name of the film about the private eye starring Robert Mitchum that Blue goes to see?
(a) Blast from the Past.
(b) From Here to Eternity.
(c) Out of the Past.
(d) East of Eden.
3. What adjectives does Black use to describe his mask?
(a) Funny and colorful.
(b) Grotesque and frightening.
(c) Ugly and unflattering.
(d) Familiar and comforting.
4. When was the last time the narrator can remember seeing Fanshawe?
(a) The day Fanshawe's father died.
(b) The day Fanshawe's first child was born.
(c) The day Fanshawe graduated from college.
(d) The day Fanshawe was married.
5. What is the name of the science of reading bumps on the skull that Whitman believed in?
6. What does Blue watch Black do every day?
(a) Cook and clean.
(b) Drink bourbon and smoke.
(c) Watch television.
(d) Read and write.
7. During their second conversation, what does Black tell Blue that he does for a living?
(a) He says he is a writer.
(b) He says he is an insurance salesman.
(c) He says he is a private detective.
(d) He says he is a teacher.
8. What name does Blue use to introduce himself to Black during their second conversation?
9. According to Jane Fanshawe, how did the narrator and Fanshawe compare physically as children?
(a) They looked very different.
(b) The narrator was much thinner than Fanshawe.
(c) Fanshawe was much taller than the narrator.
(d) They looked like brothers, almost twins.
10. 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 parents.
(d) Fanshawe's marriage.
11. Why is the narrator apprehensive about opening the suitcases and reading Fanshawe's work?
(a) He doesn't want Fanshawe's work to be bad, but neither does he want it to be good.
(b) He remembers that Fanshawe liked to write about things that did not interest him.
(c) He worries that he will read something very personal about Sophie and Fanshawe's relationship.
(d) He has too much of his own work to do and is worried about the time it will take.
12. To which philosopher is attributed this quote that the narrator tacks onto the wall: "And when he dreams he does not want to write, he does not have the power to dream he wants to write; and when he dreams he wants to write, he does not have the power to dream he does not want to write."
13. From where was Fanshawe's letter postmarked?
(a) New York.
(c) Mexico City.
(d) New Jersey.
14. What is the name of the first novel of Fanshawe's that the narrator gives to the editor?
15. What summer job does the narrator of The Locked Room have in June of 1970?
(a) A delivery man in the Bronx.
(b) A census-taker in Harlem.
(c) A teacher in Brooklyn.
(d) A journalist in Manhattan.
Short Answer Questions
1. What drink does Black order during his second encounter with Blue?
2. What is the name that Blue uses when he disguises himself as a beggar?
3. What does the narrator begin to suspect that Fanshawe wants him to do?
4. In what condition does Blue leave Black in the apartment?
5. Where does the narrator go at the end of Chapter 7 without Sophie and Ben?
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