The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
by James Thurber
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Imagine All the People Quiz
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Q. What does Walter think he may do to keep people from laughing at him?
Dress up like a doctor
Wear a suit
Carry around a gun and wear a T-shirt that reads: You Laugh, You Die
Put his arm in a sling
Q. What does Walter’s wife ask him to buy at the shoe store?
Steel shank boots
Bananas (she likes to be difficult)
Q. In Walter’s mind, what can he do with his left hand?
Get your mind out of the gutter
Make a basketball shot from half-court
Shoot a man from three hundred feet away
Scale a building
Q. What does Walter buy for his dog?
Shopping Barbie. You laugh, but those dolls make for good chewin’.
A squeaky toy
Q. At the end of the story, what does Walter imagine is about to happen to him?
He is about to be shot by a firing squad
He is about to be pushed off a cliff
He is about to be fired into space
He is about to become a father. He would have preferred any of the above.