A Gentleman in Moscow Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1: "An Assembly" - "Advent".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what date does Book 1: "Around and About" open?
(a) June 21.
(b) September 12.
(c) March 13.
(d) July 12.

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

3. The Count tells Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..." that "setting aside the study of the liberal arts," "the rules of being a princess would begin with" what?
(a) "A refinement of manners."
(b) "A perception of thought."
(c) "An aristocratic heritage."
(d) "A great wealth."

4. When did Serov paint the portrait of Helena, according to the narrator in Book 1: "1922: An Ambassador"?
(a) 1889.
(b) 1921.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1908.

5. What bridge does the Count describe Princess Golitsyn's carriage crossing in his story to Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..."?
(a) The Lomonosov Bridge.
(b) The Palace Bridge.
(c) The Russky Bridge.
(d) The Zhivopisny Bridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to fetch the Count to Mr. Halecki's office in Book 1: "An Assembly"?

2. Who is the florist at the Hotel Metropol?

3. Where did the old blind woman tell Princess Golitsyn she was going to see her son in the Count's story in Book 1: "Anyway..."?

4. What is the temperature of the ballroom said to be in Book 1: "An Assembly"?

5. By what affectionate name does the Count refer to the grand dining room off the lobby at the Hotel Metropole?

(see the answer key)

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