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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 substance does Mike Forrester give Renton instead of smack in The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival?
(a) Overly-cut blow.
(b) Opium suppositories.
(c) A can of Blackthorn.
(d) Off-brand methadone.

2. What substance are Mike Forester and his mates sharing in The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival?
(a) Heroin.
(b) Oxycontin.
(c) Speed.
(d) Marijuana.

3. What resolution does Renton make in The First Day of the Edinburgh Festival?
(a) He will give up junk.
(b) He will find a girlfriend.
(c) He will get a job.
(d) He will get his own stash to sell.

4. Why can Gav and Tommy not enjoy their drink in Her Man?
(a) Spud is bugging them for cash.
(b) A man nearby is beating his wife.
(c) Tommy keeps falling asleep.
(d) The barman is mocking Gav's haircut.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Dianne do immediately after she and Renton have sex in this chapter?

3. Why specifically is Renton miserable in Junk Dilemma No. 65?

4. What does Begbie think about Renton's health in Inner Shitty?

5. In Junk Dilemma No. 63, to what does Renton compare his heroin high?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do all of the Junk Dilemmas have in common?

2. How is Spud's life since coming off heroin?

3. What is the cause of the brawl in Her Man?

4. How do Renton and Sick Boy pick up girls in In Overdrive?

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

6. How does Renton meet Dianne?

7. What sadistic joke does Johnny Swan play in The Skag Boys?

8. Describe the incident in The Glass.

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

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

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