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Find the two answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: She wanted that casket and those flowers and the hearse and she wanted to ride through town behind it in a car. ‘Come on’ he said. ‘Let’s _________back to town. I haven’t seen my desk in two days.’
walk
get
go
draw
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel:Mr. and Mrs. Larrabee began housekeeping in a flat. It was a lonesome flat – something like the A sharp way down at the left-hand end of the keyboard. And they were _________; for they had their Art and they had each other
friendly
funny
happy
lucky
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: Delia was studying under Rosenstock – you know his repute as a disturber of the piano _________
holes
locks
keys
codes
Find the two answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: His first thought was to telephone Carothers Edmonds, on whose farm the old Negress’s husband had been a ___________ for years. But then, according to her, Edmonds had already refused to have anything to do with it. Then he sat perfectly still while the hot wind blew in his wild white mane. Now he comprehended what the old Negress had meant
resident
boss
worker
tenant
Choose the right preposition: He had put Wash into the obscure office ___________ Winesburg to avoid discharging him, and he meant to keep him there. When he received the letter of complaint from the banker’s wife, he tore it up and laughed unpleasantly. For some reason he thought of his own wife as he tore up the letter
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) O. Henry was executed for alleged embezzlement B) O. Henry’s collections of stories don’t include The Four Million (1906), Heart of the West (1907) and so on
А- false, В- false
А-true, В-false
А- true, В- true
А- false, В- true
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: I don’t know yet. It will cost about two hundred. I’m not (to count) the telephones; I’ll take care of them myself
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: Joe and Delia met in an atelier where a number of art and ___________ students had gathered to discuss chiaroscuro, Wagner, music, Rembrandt’s works pictures, Waldteufel, wall-paper, Chopin, and Oolong
painting
music
graffiti
sculpture
Correspond the left and right parts
At four o’clock on the afternoon of the third day Mr. Seeders came in. There were no customers at the tables. At the back end of the restaurant Tildy was refilling the mustard pots and Aileen was quartering pies.
So take your change and go – to the devil if you like. There you have Bogle’s sentiments. The needs of Bogle’s customers were supplied by two waitresses and a Voice. One of the waitresses was named Aileen She was tall, beautiful, lively, gracious
For two days Mr. Seeders came not again. During that time Tildy established herself firmly as a woman to be wooed. She bought ribbons, and arranged her hair like Aileen’s, and tightened her waist two inches. She had a thrilling but delightful fear that Mr. Seeders
would rush in suddenly and shoot her with a pistol. He must have loved her desperately; and impulsive lovers are always blindly jealous. Even Aileen had not been shot at with a pistol. And then Tildy rather hoped that he would not shoot at her, for she was always loyal to Aileen; and she did not want to overshadow her friend
and learned in persiflage. Her other name? There was no more necessity for the other name at Bogle’s than there was for finger-bowls. The name of the other waitress was Tildy. Why do you suggest Matilda? Please listen this name – Tildy – Tildy. Tildy was dumpy, plain-faced, and too anxious to please to please
Mr. Seeders walked back to were they stood. Tildy looked up and saw him, gasped, and pressed the mustard spoon upon her heart. A red hair – bow was in her hair; she wore Venus’s Eighth Avenue Badge, the blue bead necklace with the swinging silver symbolic heart
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: And that night after supper he walked through the breathless and star-(to fill) darkness to Miss Worsham’s house on the edge of town and knocked on the paintless front door
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) O. Henry’s collections of stories don’t include The Four Million (1906), Heart of the West (1907) and so on B) O. Henry worked for the Houston Post
А- false, В- false
А- true, В- true
А- false, В- true
А-true, В-false
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: It will be the first time in my life I ever (to pay) money for copy I had already promised beforehand I won’t print
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: They could not see her, but that is our _________
story
life
eyesight
house
Correspond the left and right parts
Wash Williams spat forth a succession of vile oaths. “Yes, she is dead,” he agreed. “She is dead as all women are dead. She is a living-dead thing, walking in the sight of men and making the earth foul by her presence.” Staring into the boy’s eyes, the
‘No it aint all right,’ the editor said. ‘But it don’t look like I can help myself. By Jupiter,’ he said ‘even if I could help myself, the novelty will be almost worth it. It will be the first time in my life I ever paid money for copy I had already promised beforehand I won’t print.’ ‘Have already promised beforehand you will not print,’ Stevens said. And during the remainder of that hot and now windless afternoon, while officials from the city hall, and justices of the peace and bailiffs come fifteen and twenty miles from.’
I don’t know yet. It will cost about two hundred. I’m not counting the telephones; I’ll take care of them myself. I’ll get something out of Carothers Edmonds the first time I catch him; I don’t know how much, but something. And maybe fifty around the square. But the rest of it is you and me, because she insisted on leaving twenty-five with me, which is just twice what I tried to persuade her it would cost and just exactly four times what she can afford to pay-’
‘Wait,’ the editor said. ‘Wait.’ ‘And he will come in on Number Four the day after tomorrow and we will meet it, Miss Worsham and his grandmother, the old nigger, in my car and you and me in yours. Miss Worsham and the old woman will take him back home, back where he was born. Or where the old woman raised him. Or where she tried to. And the hearse out there will be fifteen more, not counting the flowers-’
the ends of the country, mounted the stairs to the empty office and called his name and cooled their heels a while and then went away and returned and sat again, fuming, Stevens passed from store to store and office to office about the square-merchant and clerk, proprietor and employee, doctor, dentist, lawyer, and barber – with his set and rapid speech: ‘It’s to bring a dead nigger home. It’s for Miss Worsham. Never mind about a paper to sign: just give me a dollar. Or half a dollar then. Or a quarter then
man became purple with rage. “Don’t have fool notions in your head,” he commanded. “My wife, she is dead; yes, surely. I tell you, all women are dead, my mother, your mother, that tall dark woman who works in the millinery store and with whom I saw you walking about yesterday – all of them, they are all dead
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: But General Pinkney is the ___________ old man! I wish you could know him, Joe
dimmest
dearest
deadest
dorkiest
Choose the right preposition: Wash Williams was a man of courage. A thing had happened to him that made him hate life, and he hated it whole-heartedly, with the abandon of a poet. First of all, he hated women. “Bitches,” he called them. His feeling toward men was somewhat different. He pitied them. “Does not every man let his life be managed ___________ him by some bitch or another?” he asked
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) William Faulkner was a pilot B) O. Henry was employed by Komsomolka to write a humorous daily column about Luzhkov
А- false, В- true
А- false, В- false
А-true, В-false
А- true, В- true
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) William Faulkner ‘s books include Heavy in June (1932), The Wild Palms (1939) and so on B) Henry spent three years in the federal penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio
А- true, В- true
А- false, В- false
А- false, В- true
А-true, В-false
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) O. Henry went to Russia in 1882 B) O. Henry became a doctor for a time
А- false, В- true
А-true, В-false
А- false, В- false
А- true, В- true
Correspond the left and right parts
If the transients were entranced by the fascinating Aileen, the regulars were her adorers. There was much rivalry among many of the steady customers. Aileen could have had an engagement every evening. At least twice a week someone took her to a theatre or to a dance. One stout gentleman
At four o’clock on the afternoon of the third day Mr. Seeders came in. There were no customers at the tables. At the back end of the restaurant Tildy was refilling the mustard pots and Aileen was quartering pies.
When Mr. Seeders had finished his weakfish he got up, put his arm around Tildy’s waist, kissed her loudly and impudently, walked out upon the street, snapped his fingers in the direction of the laundry, and hied himself to play pennies in the slot machines at
whom she and Tildy had privately christened ‘The Hog’presented her with a turquoise ring. Another one known as ‘Freshy’, who rode on the Traction Company’s repair wagon, was going to give her a poodle as soon as his brother got the hauling contract in the Ninth
Mr. Seeders walked back to were they stood. Tildy looked up and saw him, gasped, and pressed the mustard spoon upon her heart. A red hair – bow was in her hair; she wore Venus’s Eighth Avenue Badge, the blue bead necklace with the swinging silver symbolic heart
the Amusement Arcade. For a few moments Tildy stood petrified. Then she was aware of Aileen shaking at her an arch fore finger, and saying: ‘Why, Til, you naughty girl! Ain’t you getting to be awful, Miss Slyboots! First thing I know you’ll be stealing some of my fellows. I must keep an eye on you, my lady.’
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) After working in a pet store, O. Henry went to Vegas B) William Faulkner ‘s books include Requiem for a Nun (1951), published in Penguins
А- true, В- true
А-true, В-false
А- false, В- true
А- false, В- false
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: Miss Worsham and the old woman will take him back home, back where he (to be) born. Or where the old woman raised him
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: ___________ was lacking to pay Mr. Magister and Herr Rosenstock their prices
Money
Parenthood
Sex
Love
Correspond the left and right parts
Up along Main Street he went in the evening to Ed Griffith’s saloon, and after drinking unbelievable quantities of beer staggered off to his room in the New Willard House and to his bed for the night. Wash
Oh yes, Lord,’ Worsham said. ‘Hush,’ Miss Worsham said. ‘Hush, Hamp.’ ‘I telephoned Mr. Edmonds,’ Stevens said. ‘He will have everything ready when you get there.’ ‘Roth Edmonds sold him,’ the old Negress said. She swayed back and forth in the chair. ‘Sold my Benjamin.’ ‘Hush,’ Miss Worsham said. ‘Hush, Mollie. Hush now.’
I go too fast. Not everything about Wash was unclean. He took care of his hands. His fingers were fat, but there was something sensitive and shapely in the hand that lay on the table by the instrument in the telegraph office. In his youth Wash Williams had been called the best telegraph operator in the state,
Williams was a man of courage. A thing had happened to him that made him hate life, and he hated it whole-heartedly, with the abandon of a poet. First of all, he hated women. “Bitches,” he called them. His feeling toward men was somewhat different
and in spite of his degradement to the obscure office at Winesburg, he was still proud of his ability. Wash Williams did not associate with the men of the town in which he lived. ‘I’ll have nothing to do with them,” he said, looking with bleary eyes at the men who walked along the station platform past the telegraph office
‘No,’ Stevens said. ‘No he didn’t, Aunt Mollie. It wasn’t Mr. Edmonds. Mr Edmonds didn’t-’ But she can’t hear me, he thought. She was not even looking at him. She never had looked at him. ‘Sold my Benjamin,’ she said. ‘Sold him in Egypt.’ ‘Sold him in Egypt,’ Worsham said. ‘Roth Edmonds sold my Benjamin.’ ‘Sold him to Pharaoh.’ ‘Sold him to Pharaoh and now he dead.’ ‘I’ll better go,’ Stevens said. He rose quickly. Miss Worsham rose too, but he did not wait for her to precede him.
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) O. Henry’s collections of stories don’t include The Gentle Grafter (1908), The Voice of the City (1908) and so on B) William Faulkner was born near Oxford, Mississippi
А- false, В- false
А- false, В- true
А-true, В-false
А- true, В- true
Choose the right preposition: The needs of Bogle’s customers were supplied by two waitresses and a Voice. One of the waitresses was named Aileen. She was tall, beautiful, lively, gracious and learned in persiflage. Her other name? There was no more necessity for the other name at Bogle’s than there was ___________ finger-bowls
Find the three answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: Instinctively the man felt in him a glowing resentment of something he had not the courage to resent. When Wash walked through the streets such a one had an instinct to pay him _________, to raise his hat or to bow before him. The superintendent who had supervision over the telegraph operators on the railroad that went through Winesburg felt that way
tribute
bills
homage
heed
Find the two answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: “It is like Wash Williams,” you would have said. “As he sits in the corner there, the beast is exactly like the old Wash sitting on the ___________ in the station yard on a summer evening after he has closed his office for the night.”
flowers
grass
ground
land
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: His first thought was to telephone Carothers Edmonds, on whose farm the old Negress’s husband had (to be) a tenant for years. But then, according to her, Edmonds had already refused to have anything to do with it
Correspond the left and right parts
On the same hot, bright July morning the same hot bright wind which shook the mulberry leaves just outside Gavin Stevens’s window blew into the office too, contriving a semblance of coolness from what was merely motion. It fluttered among the country – attorney business on the desk and blue in the wild shock
The telegraph operator of Winesburg, sitting in the darkness on the railroad ties, had become a poet. Hatred had raised him to that elevation. “It is because I saw you kissing the lips of that Belle Carpenter that I tell you My story,” he said
Well, he’s in worth trouble than that now. I don’t doubt her at all. I just hope, for her sake as well as that of the great public whom I represent, that his present trouble is very bad and maybe final too-’ ‘Wait,’ the editor said. He didn’t even need to leave his desk.
of prematurely white hair of the man who set behind it – a thin, intelligent, unstable face, a rumpled linen suit from whose lapel a Phi Beta Kappa key dangled on a watch-chain – Gavin Stevens, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard, Ph.D., Heidelberg, whose office was his hobby, although it made his living for him, and whose serious vocation was a twenty-two-year-old unfinished translation of the Old Testament back into classic Greek
“What happened to me may next happen to you. I want to put you on your guard. Already you may be having dreams in your head. I want to destroy them.” Wash Williams began telling the story of his married life with the tall blond girl with blue eyes whom he had met when he was a young operator at Dayton, Ohio
He took the press association flimsy from its spike and handed it to Stevens. It was datelined from Joliet, Illinois, this morning: Mississippi negro, on eve of execution for murder of Chicago policeman, exposes alias by completing census questionnaire. Samuel Worsham Beauchamp-
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: Now, smooth out that wrinkle between your _________, dear, and let’s have a nice supper
brows
brests
eyes
buns
Choose the right preposition: Something he saw lurking in the staring eyes told him that the man who had nothing to say to others had nevertheless something to say ___________ him.. “Where you ever married, Mr Williams?” he began
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: For a few moments Tildy stood petrified. Then she was aware of Aileen (to shake) at her an arch fore finger, and saying
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) William Faulkner had made little impression at school, but a great one in prison B) William Faulkner was rejected by the U.S. Navy when America entered into the First World War
А- false, В- false
А- false, В- true
А-true, В-false
А- true, В- true
Find the two answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: Then two nights later he broke out of jail and was seen no more – a youth not yet twenty-one, with something in him from the father who begot and deserted him and who was now in the State ___________ for mans laughter – some seed not only violent but dangerous and bad
Territory
Prison
Penitentiary
Conservatory
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: That is our _________This story shall draw a conclusion from it, and show at the same time that the premise is incorrect
price
premium
primma
premise
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: But the best, in my _________, was the home life in the little flat – the ardent, voluble chats after the day’s study; the cozy dinners and fresh, light breakfasts
opponent
onion
opinion
option
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: ‘We’re bringing him home,’ he (to say). ‘Miss Worsham and you and me and some others
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: They (to writhe) in their chairs to gaze around and over the impending form of Tildy, that Aileen’s pulchritude might season and make ambrosia of their bacon and eggs
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: But after awhile Art flagged. It sometimes does, even if some switchman doesn’t flag it. Everything going out and nothing coming in, as the _________. say
bulgarians
moldovans
hungarians
vulgarians
Find the three answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: Wash Williams once had a wife. When he was still a young man he married a woman at Dayton, Ohio. The woman was tall and ___________ and had blue eyes and yellow hair. Wash was himself a comely youth. He loved the woman with a love as absorbing as the hatred he later felt for all women
slim
lanky
slender
plump
Find the three answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: In Winesburg no attention was paid to Wash Williams and his hatred to his fellows. Once Mrs. White, the banker’s wife, complained to the telegraph company, saying that the office in Winesburg was ___________ and smelled abominably, but nothing came of her complaint. Here and there a man respected the operator
cozy
filthy
dirty
messy
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: Sometimes,’ she said, a little wearily, ‘Clementina tries me. I’m afraid she doesn’t practice enough, and I have to tell her the same things so _________
often
rearly
rapidly
fast
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: ‘Why, Til, you naughty girl! Ain’t you (to get) to be awful, Miss Slyboots! First thing I know you’ll be stealing some of my fellows. I must keep an eye on you, my lady.’ Another thing dawned upon Tildy’s recovering wits. In a moment she had advanced from a hopeless, lowly admirer to be an Eve-sister of the potent Aileen
Put the verb in brackets in the right form: Then two nights later he broke out of jail and was seen no more – a youth not yet twenty-one, with something in him from the father who begot and (to desert) him and who was now in the State Penitentiary for mans laughter – some seed not only violent but dangerous and bad
Choose the right preposition: Another one known as ‘Freshy’, who rode ___________ the Traction Company’s repair wagon, was going to give her a poodle as soon as his brother got the hauling contract in the Ninth. And the man who always ate spareribs and spinach and said he was a stockbroker asked her to go to ‘Parsifal’ with him
Find the three answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: They are sent to prevent men making the world worth while. It is a trick in Nature. Ugh! They are creeping, crawling, squirming things, they with their soft hands and blue eyes. The sight of a woman sickens me. Why I don’t kill every woman I see I don’t know.” Wash Williams talked in low even tones that made his words seem the more _________
horrible
scary
piercing
terrible
Which of the two assertions were truly made by the author and which are made up? A) Sherwood Anderson encouraged William Faulkner B) William Faulkner never wrote Sanctuary
А-true, В-false
А- true, В- true
А- false, В- true
А- false, В- false
Find the one answer that truly corresponds to the original version of the novel: And my advice to the rich young man would be – sell all thou hast, and give it to the poor – janitor for the privilege of living in a ___________ with your Art and your Delia
flat
loft
bungalo
hotel
Find the two answers that best correspond to the original version of the novel: In his youth Wash Williams had been called the best telegraph operator in the state, and in spite of his degradement to the obscure ___________ at Winesburg, he was still proud of his ability
building
construction
job
office