A Gentleman in Moscow Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3: “Adjustments” — “Addendum”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the temperature of the ballroom said to be in Book 1: "An Assembly"?
(a) 84 degrees.
(b) 112 degrees.
(c) 91 degrees.
(d) 36 degrees.

2. On what date was Nikolai Bukharin "outmaneuvered by Stalin and ousted from the Poliburo," according to the narrator in Book 3: "Arachne's Art"?
(a) February 25, 1927.
(b) January 3, 1928.
(c) June 12, 1887.
(d) November 17, 1929.

3. Who brings in room service when the Count visits Anna in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?
(a) Audrius.
(b) Emile.
(c) Oleg.
(d) Andrey.

4. What Shakespearean play does the author allude to when describing the Count's appointment in Book 1: "An Appointment"?
(a) Twelfth Night.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) Henry V.
(d) Romeo and Juliet.

5. Who is said to be the current resident of room 317 at the Hotel Metropole in Book 1: "Archeologies"?
(a) Comrade Leplevsky.
(b) Comrade Tarakovsky.
(c) Comrade Rostov.
(d) Comrade Mindich.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book 3: "Adjustments" the narrator uses a simile in describing Sofia, saying, "When the Count served breakfast, she nibbled her biscuits like" what?

2. How old is the Count when Sofia comes into his care?

3. What do the Count and Sofia have for lunch at the Piazza in Book 3: "Adjustments"?

4. What is the room number to which Anna Urbanova invites the Count to visit her in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?

5. On what date was Article 58 of the Criminal Code drafted, according to the narrator in Book 3: "Arachne's Art"?

(see the answer key)

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