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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 does Renton reflect on at the end of Junk Dilemma No. 63?
(a) How he can no longer get an erection.
(b) How junk will eventually kill him.
(c) How his parents do not respect him.
(d) How he has missed an Iggy Pop concert.

2. What substance do Renton and Spud do to prepare for their interviews?
(a) Speed.
(b) Heroin.
(c) Quaaludes
(d) LSD.

3. What reason does Renton offer the next morning for sleeping in Dianne's flat?
(a) He felt ill the night before.
(b) He fell asleep in the taxi they shared.
(c) He lost the key to his flat.
(d) He is her cousin from out of town.

4. What performer's concert has Tommy bought tickets to in Scotland Takes Drugs in Psychic Defense?
(a) David Bowie.
(b) The Clash.
(c) Iggy Pop.
(d) The Stone Roses.

5. Where is Renton's brother serving his military tour?
(a) Berlin.
(b) Seoul.
(c) Ulster.
(d) Beirut.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tries to take the bedding away from Davie in Traditional English Breakfast?

2. Who strikes the first blow in the brawl in Na Na and Other Nazis?

3. In this chapter, Renton says nights like this make him want what?

4. From where are the female tourists who sit with Begbie and Renton on the train in Inner Shitty?

5. Why is getting a cab to Swannie's a difficulty in The Skag Boys?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the junkies react to the tragedy that occurs in It Goes Without Saying?

2. How does Renton meet Dianne?

3. How do Spud and Renton commiserate at the club?

4. How does Spud get in a brawl in Na Na and Other Nazis?

5. How does Sick Boy dictate activities in The Skag Boys?

6. In what state is Renton at the beginning of the chapter?

7. How does Renton prepare to come off of junk in The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival?

8. What does Renton discover the morning after having sex with Dianne?

9. Why are the mates made anxious by Begbie's plans for this chapter?

10. How does Tommy fall into the heroin lifestyle in Cock Problems?

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