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The Mezzanine - a Novel of Trivia
Author Nicholson Baker is a master of minutia, and nowhere is this fact more evident than in his novel, 'The Mezzanine.' How much do you know about this celebrated author's first novel? Take this quiz and find out!
What is the name of the protagonist in the novel, 'The Mezzanine?'
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What is the protagonist's occupation in the novel, 'The Mezzanine?'
Food Services Employee
When does the action in the novel, 'The Mezzanine' take place?
During the protagonist's morning commute to work
During the protagonists lunch hour
During the 10 A.M. coffee break
Spring of 1987
Where does most of the action in the novel 'The Mezzanine' take place?
On the escalator in the Mezzanine.
In line at the office supply store.
On a park bench outside the office.
In the protagonist's mind
Which of the following does not happen with the protagonist in the novel, "The Mezzanine?'
He rides an escalator.
He buys shoelaces at CVS.
He sits on a park bench across from the office.
He eats a hamburger
Why does the protagonist buy new shoelaces in the novel, 'The Mezzanine?'
He's buying them for a co-worker.
He did it on impulse.
His wife asked him to.
He broke one earlier that morning.
What object in the men's room does the author discuss in great detail in the novel 'The Mezzanine?'
The toilet handle.
The faucets on the sink.
The hand drying air machine.
The mirror above the sink.
How much time elapses diegetically ( within the story ) in the novel 'The Mezzanine?'
2 to 3 minutes.
2 - 3 months
According to the protagonist in 'The Mezzanine', how did the world change 'irrevocably' in 1970?
Introduction of the B-747 jet aircraft shrunk the globe in terms of air travel.
New TV's increased the number of pixels, leading to greater picture quality and resolution.
Drinking straws switched from being made of paper to being made of plastic.
The rise of the Women's Movement in the US changed workplace ethics in the office forever.
Much attention is paid to the common stapler in the novel 'The Mezzanine.'
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