Are your emotions pure? Are your nerves adjustable? How do you stand in relation to the potato? Should it still be Constantinople? Does a nameless horse make you more nervous or less nervous than a named horse? In your view do children smell good? If before you now, would you eat animal crackers? Could you lie down and take a rest on a sidewalk? Is the prospect of Africa agreeable? Did you love your mother and father, and do psalms do it for you? If you are relegated to last place in every category, are you bothered enough to struggle up? Does your doorbell ever ring? Is there sand in your craw? Could Mendeleyev place you correctly in a square on a chart of periodic identities, or would you resonate all over the board? How many pushups can you do?

Do you like to car pool? Have you ever seen a large woman boil sugar watching the candy thermometer closely? Are boys meaner than girls, or vice versa? In what ways do you perform your civic duties? If you could assign colors to the days of …