A Gentleman in Moscow Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: “1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary” — “1924: Anonymity”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Princess Golitsyn on her way to a ball in the Count's story to Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..."?
(a) The Chekhovs'.
(b) The Tushins'.
(c) The Vernots'.
(d) The Voltovs'.

2. What is the title of the poem that is credited to Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov that opens the novel?
(a) "The Battle Station."
(b) "The Round Table."
(c) "Dancing."
(d) "Where Is It Now?"

3. Why does Mr. Halecki call the Count to his office in Book 1: "An Assembly"?
(a) To tell him that the staff has been instructed not to use honorifics when addressing him.
(b) To tell him that he is being evicted from the hotel.
(c) To tell him that the KGB has been asking for him.
(d) To tell him that he is being fired as headwaiter at the Boyarsky.

4. Who is the baron that managed the Hotel Metropole when the Count's godfather was involved in a duel?
(a) Fyodor.
(b) Audrius.
(c) Arkady.
(d) Keffler.

5. By what affectionate name does the Count refer to the grand dining room off the lobby at the Hotel Metropole?
(a) The Boyarsky.
(b) The Shalyapin.
(c) The Idlehour.
(d) The Piazza.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Count do in order to stop the actress's dogs from chasing the cat in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?

2. What does the Count order at the dining room adjacent to the lobby of the Hotel Metropole in Book 1: "An Acquaintanceship"?

3. When the Count is in Halecki's office in Book 1: "An Assembly," he finds a hidden compartment two panels beyond what etching?

4. In what Shakespearean play does Dogberry appear, as noted in the allusion in Book 1: "An Assembly"?

5. Where is Katerina Litvinova from?

(see the answer key)

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