4: two drug addicts sharing a coat; which one lives?
6: X and Y are close friends but then something happens and X stops being friendly but Y keeps cuckily hanging around; ends with the author concluding this is a bad question
7: mother gives up custody of her child to ensure the child has a trust fund
6(a): X's father in law, whom X hates, dies, and he weeps at his funeral due to his distress at how bad it looks to hate his father-in-law. (A) how does he eulogize him; (B) evaluate X being angry at his wife for not catching on despite him making every effort to prevent her from catching on
9: you are DFW and trying to make the reader feel something. this one is like 90% footnotes. ends with "So decide."
Foster Wallace, D. (2000). Octet. In Foster Wallace, D. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Abacus, pp. 111-136