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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Fanshawe first begins to write, who are his models?
(a) Hawthorne and Williams.
(b) Poe and Stevenson.
(c) Salinger and Plath.
(d) Whitman and Shelley.
2. What is the name that Blue uses when he disguises himself as a beggar?
(a) Jimmy Rose.
(b) Bobby Lilac.
(c) Tommy Violet.
(d) Billy Scarlet.
3. What is a speculum?
(a) Mirror or looking glass.
(b) A part of the large intestine.
(c) A musical instrument.
(d) A shallow pool of water.
4. Where does the narrator go at the end of Chapter 7 without Sophie and Ben?
(c) New Jersey.
5. Where is the apartment located that the narrator, Sophie and Ben move into after their marriage?
(a) Fifth Avenue.
(c) Park Avenue.
(d) Riverside Drive.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 1 of The Locked Room, from whom does the narrator receive a letter?
2. What does Blue notice about White?
3. What does Fanshawe do two months after his sister has her first breakdown?
4. What conclusion does the narrator draw from the examples of La Chère and Da Ponte?
5. Who is the editor that the narrator contacts to publish Fanshawe's work?
Short Essay Questions
1. What project does Stuart Green commission from the narrator? What does Sophie suggest the narrator do to make the project more interesting?
2. What is Sophie Fanshawe's reaction to the narrator's opinion of Fanshawe's work? Why does the narrator assume that she reacts in this way?
3. What does the manuscript contain that Blue takes from Black's apartment after beating him up? How does the story end?
4. What is unusual about the letter that the narrator supposedly receives from Fanshawe? How does this quirk help to convince the narrator of the letter's veracity?
5. What does Jane Fanshawe do after lunch? What does the narrator think motivates this act?
6. When Blue first meets White in the novel Ghosts, what type of case does he think he is becoming involved in? What does he notice about White that makes him change his opinion?
7. What initiates the argument between Sophie and the narrator at the end of Chapter 7? What is the status of their relationship when the narrator leaves for Paris?
8. What aspects of Fanshawe's background could be considered possible liabilities on the ship? How does his background affect the way in which he is actually treated by his fellow shipmates?
9. What is Jane Fanshawe's critique of her son? How does she describe the relationship between Fanshawe and his parents?
10. Who told Blue stories about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge? What was this person's profession and what became of him?
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