A Gentleman in Moscow Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3: “1946” — “Addendum”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What date is described in Book 3: "Arachne's Art" as "the launch of the First Five-Year Plan"?
(a) March 12, 1902.
(b) June 12, 1887.
(c) January 3, 1928.
(d) September, 20, 1885.

2. What animal from the "Dark Continent" does the Count describe to Sofia in Book 3: "Adjustments"?
(a) The elephant.
(b) The giraffe.
(c) The rhinocerus.
(d) The ape.

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

4. The Count tells Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..." "Manners are not like" what?
(a) "Bonbons."
(b) "Flowers."
(c) "Gold coins."
(d) "Clothing."

5. Which of the objects dropped from the ballroom balcony is described as "the Count's personal favorite" in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?
(a) The egg.
(b) The pineapple.
(c) The coin.
(d) The teacup.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Count go to see Marina in Book 1: "An Assembly"?

2. How long did it take Hitler's troops to march from the Russian frontier to the outskirts of Moscow in Operation Barbarossa?

3. When did the Count's father have his clock commissioned?

4. What does the Count borrow from Anna in Book 3: "Ascending, Alighting"?

5. 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..."?

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