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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. Who refuses Pat's admittance into a place in "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles"?
(a) Mr. Marcus.
(b) Orson Welles.
(c) New security guards.
(d) Berners.

2. In "The Homes of the Stars," what happens to Pat's car?
(a) It breaks down.
(b) It is stolen.
(c) Nothing happens to it.
(d) It is set on fire.

3. How does Pat react to what he sees at lunch in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It"?
(a) With happiness.
(b) With neutralness.
(c) With shock.
(d) With sadness.

4. In "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," what does the producer tell Pat?
(a) Any medical content in the script must be authentic.
(b) He cannot use his script.
(c) He loves his script.
(d) He can put whatever he wants in the script.

5. Who was Gooddorf's lover in "Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish"?
(a) Gianna.
(b) Helen.
(c) Pat.
(d) Ruthie.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Pat Hobby's Secret," what is Mr. Banizon's profession?

2. What kind of brochures does the man in "The Homes of the Stars" sell?

3. What is the result of Pat's plan to secure a better position in the studio?

4. What happens to the writer in "Pat Hobby's Secret"?

5. Whom does Pat hit at lunch in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Homes of the Stars," what happens when Pat leads a couple into the house that he pretends is Shirley Temple's?

2. What is revealed about the man who tries to sit at the Big Table in "Boil Some Water--Lots of It"?

3. How does Pat try to impress his son in "Pat Hobby, Putative Father"?

4. In "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," how does Pat try to fix the situation regarding the man trying to sit at the Big Table?

5. In "Pat Hobby's Secret," how is the story a little more optimistic than the previous stories in the collection?

6. In "The Homes of the Stars," what kind of scam does Pat run?

7. How does "Boil Some Water--Lots of It" touch on the theme of respect?

8. How is Pat's lack of influence in Hollywood displayed in "The Homes of the Stars"?

9. Who does Pat blame for his problem, and who should he be blaming in "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles"?

10. In "Boil Some Water--Lots of It," how is Pat's behavior different from his previous actions in other stories?

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