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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 is describe as "the hillbilly neighborhood about ten miles north of Dickens" in Chapter 14 (180)?
(a) The Beach.
(b) The Dons.
(c) The Hills.
(d) The East-Side.

2. What did Foy Cheshire retitle The Great Gatsby as?
(a) The Great Blacksby.
(b) The Great Emancipation.
(c) The Great Contraption.
(d) The Great Gary.

3. How does the narrator translate "Cogito, ergo Boogieum" to English in Chapter 14 (183)?
(a) "I think, therefore I am."
(b) "I think, therefore I jam."
(c) "I think, therefore I run."
(d) "I think, therere I dance."

4. What day was it that the narrator set out to go to Dum Dum's in the end of Chapter 18?
(a) Monday.
(b) Saturday.
(c) Thursday.
(d) Sunday.

5. Who is the student that volunteered to help the narrator castrate a calf on Career Day?
(a) Jean Piaget.
(b) Curtis Baxter.
(c) Susan Silverman.
(d) Sheila Clark.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Foy Cheshire's definition of WME in Chapter 19?

2. What is referred to by the narrator as "a presigious oceanfront private 'learning fulcrum'" in Chapter 12 (170)?

3. When did the Northridge quake occur that collapsed the roof of the school auditorium where the narrator demonstrated castrating a calf?

4. What did Foy Cheshire rename The Iceman Cometh?

5. What college has been breeding the world's best apples since the late 1890s, according to the narrator in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the narrator say he was reluctant to segregate the hospital in Chapter 20?

2. What is "Whitey Week" and how is it defined in Chapter 20?

3. What are the three lost cities that the narrator dictates to be sister cities to Dickens?

4. What actions does the narrator describe taking with Hominy in order to restore segregation in Dickens in Chapter 20?

5. Who are the three famous living African Americans that attend the meeting in Chapter 19? How are their identities revealed?

6. Why do the neighborhood children gather in the narrator's yard in Chapter 15?

7. Why does the narrator slip out of the meeting in Chapter 19?

8. How does the narrator respond to Hominy's suggestions for new class systems in Dickens in Chapter 18?

9. What is Wheaton Academy and what role does it play in the plot of The Sellout?

10. What does the apple tree symbolize in Chapter 18?

(see the answer keys)

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