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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 part of J.P.'s body gets broken in a fight?
(a) Thumb.
(b) Nose.
(c) Arm.
(d) Hand.

2. What does the proprietor say to the other men about Tiny after he has fallen?
(a) "Give him air!"
(b) "Don't move him!"
(c) "Lift his head!"
(d) "Call 911!"

3. What is J.P.'s good news on New Year's Eve?
(a) His wife is coming to visit in the morning.
(b) His wife called to say she loves him.
(c) His wife and children are coming to visit in the morning.
(d) His wife is coming to visit in a few days.

4. What three things does J.P. mention hearing from the bottom of the well?
(a) Birds' wings, a dog barking, and a train whistle.
(b) Birds' wings, insects rustling, and the wind.
(c) Birds' wings, a car horn, and a dog barking.
(d) The wind, a car horn, and birds singing.

5. In the narrator's memories, what is the landlord doing one morning?
(a) Fixing a fence.
(b) Painting the house.
(c) Trimming a hedge.
(d) Mowing the lawn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does J.P. look like?

2. According to "the guy who travels," why is he at the facility?

3. How does J.P.'s wife give him her phone number when he asks her out the first time?

4. What story is Tiny telling when the breakfast incident occurs?

5. On what charge is J.P. arrested?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does J.P. say the proprietor makes him feel like a "bug"?

2. Why did the author choose the title "Where I'm Calling From"?

3. What is the significance of the story of "the guy who travels"?

4. Chimney sweeping is an uncommon job. Why would the author choose it?

5. What does Roxy's name suggest?

6. Why does the author keep mentioning the coal bucket?

7. Give an example of how the image of hills and valleys is used by the author.

8. Give an example of sarcasm in the story.

9. Why is the narrator so enthralled by J.P.'s stories?

10. Give an example of hopelessness in the story.

(see the answer keys)

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