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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why would Julian ask a nurse or one of the attendants, "Could you tell me, did I preach last night?"
(a) He wanted to know what he had preached.
(b) To make sure he had arrived to preach.
(c) To sort out his imaginings from what was real.
(d) To see what they thought about it.
2. What does Julian say when Miss Alice invites him to talk about himself?
(a) He is open and honest.
(b) He gladly tells her his life story.
(c) He is very self deprecating and defers to the background information they already have on him, complete with the missing six blank years.
(d) He says nothing.
3. How does Miss Alice challenge Julian?
(a) To know more about his life.
(b) To tell him what he thinks of her.
(c) To an arm wrestling competition.
(d) She asks him why he is a lay brother and not a priest.
4. Why does Miss Alice play this game?
(a) She is bored.
(b) She needs some physical activity.
(c) She wants Julian to feel welcome.
(d) She merely wanted a little lightness to counter the gravity of their encounter, for the transfer of millions is indeed a weighty matter.
5. How did Julian struggle?
(a) He felt alone growing up in the orphanage.
(b) Making friends with children at school.
(c) Leaving his wife and child to join the priesthood.
(d) Mentally and spiritually over the Nature of God.
6. What is Miss Alice's response when the lawyer proceeds to introduce Julian to her for the first time?
(a) She hugs him.
(b) She responds enthusiastically.
(c) She does not respond.
(d) She coldy offers her hand.
7. What does Julian say he heard on that night in the asylum?
(a) Rain falling on the roof.
(b) Cries or sobbing.
(c) Cats meowing.
8. How do the two continue to insult one another?
(a) They whisper nasty remarks under their breath.
(b) Each man begins to question the intimate relations of the other's mother and their resulting parentage.
(c) They glare at one another.
(d) They do so with swinging fists.
9. Who is studying this creation from all angles?
(b) The lawyer.
(c) The Cardinal.
(d) Miss Alice.
10. Why does Miss Alice begin a flirtatious conversation asking if he had been intimidated by herself or the lawyer, and if he had liked the butler?
(a) In order to draw him out of himself a bit.
(b) In order to show she cares about him.
(c) To make him feel more uncomfortable.
(d) To encourage him to leave.
11. What does the first man do in an attempt to fend off his feelings about being caught?
(a) He begs the Cardinal to leave him alone.
(b) He runs away.
(c) He overcompensates with his behavior toward the Cardinal, kneeling to kiss his ring and addressing him in the third person to keep the situation and conversation impersonal.
(d) He argues with the Cardinal.
12. How does Julian respond to Miss Alice's game?
(a) With anger.
(b) With astonishment.
(c) With embarrassment.
(d) With desire.
13. What are both the butler and the lawyer, who have known each other for some time, quite eager to do?
(a) Become friends with Julian.
(b) Pry and prey on this fresh specimen.
(c) Find Miss Alice and introduce her to Julian.
(d) Leave Julian alone.
14. What kind of conversation does the trio enter?
(a) A serious one.
(b) Banter and jabs at each other's looks and interests.
(c) Of mixed messages and misunderstandings.
(d) A light-hearted one.
15. What becomes evident about the two men as the conversation shifts?
(a) They work together.
(b) They have known each other since childhood.
(c) They have known each other a little while.
(d) They have just met.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is said about the appropriateness of the two cardinals?
2. What does the Butler point out?
3. How does Miss Alice say hello?
4. Where does this scene open?
5. " God the creator, not the God _______________," he says.
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