The Pale King Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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The Pale King 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. Why does the author quote Mr. Glendenning in Chapter 9?
(a) As an authority figure.
(b) As a fellow writer.
(c) As a liar.
(d) As a fan.

2. How does the author present the quoted interviews in Chapter 14?
(a) By date of birth.
(b) By social security number.
(c) There is no order.
(d) By last name.

3. Why does Claude speak to Merrill in Chapter 2?
(a) About a business disaster.
(b) About a financial crisis.
(c) About a safety flaw.
(d) About a hiring problem.

4. Why does the author say he was given a new social security number?
(a) Because he worked for the government.
(b) Because he lost his.
(c) He was not given a new social security number.
(d) Because he moved to a new country.

5. How does the author describe the man in Chapter 5?
(a) As excelling in literary arts.
(b) As being shy.
(c) As being an over-achiever.
(d) As lacking any motivation.

6. What year is given to the interview files in Chapter 14?
(a) 1974.
(b) 1994.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1984.

7. What type of psychic is Claude?
(a) A fraud psychic.
(b) A fact psychic.
(c) An animal psychic.
(d) An emotion psychic.

8. In Chapter 21, what does the interviewer seem most interested in?
(a) Upholding tax law.
(b) Collecting money.
(c) Making a new friend.
(d) Getting out of work early.

9. What type of interviews has Stecyk prepared in Chapter 14?
(a) Voice recorded interviews.
(b) Notated interviews.
(c) Translated interviews.
(d) Videotaped interviews.

10. In Chapter 18, why do agents use Desk Names?
(a) Because they have to.
(b) To feel powerful.
(c) To play tricks on each other.
(d) They don't use Desk Names.

11. In Chapter 5, what has happened to the man's mother?
(a) She attempted suicide.
(b) She caught a terrible disease.
(c) She ran away from home.
(d) She was in a car accident.

12. In Chapter 10, who justifies the role of large organizations?
(a) The government.
(b) No one.
(c) The organizations themselves.
(d) The author himself.

13. In Chapter 5, how do other people react to the man?
(a) They love him.
(b) They dislike him.
(c) They are confused by him.
(d) They tolerate him.

14. In Chapter 9, what does the author say is the IRS' biggest strength?
(a) Being educated.
(b) Being run by men.
(c) Being dull.
(d) Being a government agency.

15. What textual feature does Chapter 9 have that is missing from the other chapters?
(a) Quotes.
(b) Footnotes.
(c) In-text citations.
(d) Headings.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the man in Chapter 5?

2. In Chapter 2, where does Claude allude to previously working?

3. How does the author identify the men in Chapter 3?

4. How are the interviews in Chapter 14 described?

5. In Chapter 9, what does the author point out about televisions?

(see the answer keys)

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