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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. What year is it when Blue begins work on the case?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1987.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1997.

2. 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 marriage.
(c) Fanshawe's childhood.
(d) Fanshawe's parents.

3. Where does the narrator go at the end of Chapter 7 without Sophie and Ben?
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Ireland.

4. What is the amount of the monetary advance White gives Blue?
(a) Fifty dollars.
(b) One thousand dollars.
(c) Five hundred dollars.
(d) One hundred dollars.

5. According to the information provided in the first paragraph of Ghosts, who is it that walks through the door, thus beginning the story?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Brown.
(d) Blue.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story The Locked Room, when did the narrator meet Fanshawe?

2. What project does Stuart Green propose the narrator undertake?

3. What is the number of the box at the Brooklyn Post Office to which Blue sends his monthly reports?

4. What disguise does Blue use for his third encounter with Black?

5. What is the name of the film about the private eye starring Robert Mitchum that Blue goes to see?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Blue enters Black's apartment disguised as the Fuller Brush man, what does Black tell Blue his profession is? When Blue later breaks into Black's apartment and steals the papers from his desk, what does he find them to contain?

2. What is the person who comes to collect Blue's report at the Brooklyn Post Office wearing? What does Blue do when he sees this person?

3. What does Blue want to do when he thinks about the future Mrs. Blue? How does this make him realize that he is changing?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. During their second conversation, what is Black's response when Blue asks him if the man he watches knows he is being watched? How does Black justify his answer?

7. When Black speaks to Blue about Walt Whitman, what two internal organs does he compare? What do these viscera have to do with the profession of writing?

8. Which of Fanshawe's works does the narrator choose to show first to the editor? What is the editor's reaction to the work?

9. What is Jane Fanshawe's critique of her son? How does she describe the relationship between Fanshawe and his parents?

10. What is difficult for Blue about writing the monthly reports of Black's activities for White to read? What does he want to include in the reports to make them more truthful?

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