A Thousand Clowns Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many days old is the paper from which Nick suggests several jobs for Murray?
(a) Ten.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

2. Where does Murray admit he's been when he was supposed to be looking for a job?
(a) The library.
(b) Going to the Statue of Liberty.
(c) Going out on dates.
(d) The movies.

3. As part of his morning routine, whom does Murray call?
(a) A pre-recorded weather announcement.
(b) Nick.
(c) His brother.
(d) His mother.

4. When Nick's mother shows up at the door, what color of animal does she have with her?
(a) Black.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Blue.
(d) Gray.

5. What did last night's "work" leave behind?
(a) Her glasses.
(b) Her address and phone number.
(c) A towel.
(d) Her gloves.

6. What does Murray say is almost as irresistible as pastrami?
(a) Corn on the cob.
(b) A movie theater.
(c) The Empire State building.
(d) Chicken salad.

7. Where does Nick exit at the end of Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Out the window.
(b) Through his bedroom door.
(c) He doesn't exit; he stays in the kitchen.
(d) Out the front door.

8. What does Murray suggest Albert thinks qualifies him to judge?
(a) A girlfriend.
(b) A university degree.
(c) A file on Murray.
(d) A job.

9. When Murray opens the door for Albert, where does Sandra go?
(a) Nowhere. She waits for Albert to enter and doesn't move.
(b) Out the fire escape.
(c) In the kitchen to make coffee.
(d) Into the closet.

10. How does Murray deal with difficulty and confrontation?
(a) By ignoring it.
(b) With anger.
(c) He likes it and embraces it.
(d) With jokes.

11. What type of book(s) does Nick enter the room with?
(a) Picture books.
(b) A phone book.
(c) "Educational books."
(d) The Bible.

12. What brand of coffee do Sandra and Murray drink?
(a) Maxwell House.
(b) Chase and Sanborn.
(c) Folgers.
(d) Generic.

13. How is Nick related to Murray?
(a) Uncle.
(b) Cousin.
(c) Son.
(d) Nephew.

14. What does Murray do for <i>The Chuckles the Chipmunk Show</i>?
(a) He is an editor.
(b) He is a writer.
(c) He is a director.
(d) He is Chuckles the Chipmunk.

15. What is Nick's mother's name?
(a) Susan.
(b) Celia.
(c) Helen.
(d) Elaine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Arnold leave as he enters?

2. At what age does Nick have to agree on a name that he wants?

3. What does Murray complain about after opening the blinds?

4. Murray ask Nick if he's considered being the first twelve-year-old where?

5. What does Sandra ask for after peeking out at Murray?

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