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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 is described in Chapter 1 as "a cautious know-nothing who lacked the inventiveness of true ignorance" (13)?
(a) Marshall.
(b) James.
(c) Marley.
(d) Augustus.

2. What does QED stand for?
(a) Quarter educational denouement.
(b) Quod erat demonstrandum.
(c) Quit educating delinquents.
(d) Query expecting delivery.

3. Where did the narrator go to meet his friend to discuss Adrian's suicide after he arrived home?
(a) The Four Seasons Hotel.
(b) The Marriott Hotel.
(c) The Charing X Hotel.
(d) The Windsor Hotel.

4. Who wrote to the narrator to inform him of Adrian's suicide?
(a) Alex.
(b) Mrs. Ford.
(c) Mr. Ford.
(d) Colin.

5. At whose jokes does the narrator say Veronica laughed at more easily than his own when she met his friends in Chapter 1?
(a) Adrian's.
(b) James's.
(c) Alex's.
(d) Colin's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator describe the school he attended in Chapter 1?

2. How many siblings does the narrator describe Adrian as having in Chapter 1?

3. Who did the narrator's father blame when he found the narrator reading The Communist Manifesto?

4. The narrator says in Chapter 1 after Adrian's death that "in the law's view, if you killed yourself you were by definition" what (97)?

5. What word from Chapter 1 refers to the action of clearing blame of someone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the memory fragments that are presented by the narrator in the opening of Chapter 1?

2. What led to the protagonist's divorce?

3. How does the narrator describe the meeting with his friends one year after Adrian's suicide?

4. What are the protagonist's impressions of the Ford family when he meets them?

5. How does the dynamic of the narrator's group of friend's change with the introduction of Adrian?

6. Whom did the protagonist marry? How does he describe the early years of their marriage?

7. Why is the protagonist angered by the fact that Adrian is labeled as mentally disturbed regarding his suicide?

8. What differences can be seen between Veronica and the protagonist during their courtship?

9. What information is revealed regarding the contents of Adrian's suicide letter?

10. What philosophical arguments are made regarding the act of suicide among the protagonist and his friends during high school?

(see the answer keys)

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