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Amor Towles
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what province does the Count tell Anna he spent a good part of his youth in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?
(a) Zabaykalsky Krai.
(b) Nizhny Novgorod.
(c) Primosky Krai.
(d) Irkutsk Oblast.

2. At what time is the Count crossing the lobby to the Boyarsky when Nina signals to him from behind a potted plant in Book 1: "Around and About"?
(a) 7:00.
(b) 5:00.
(c) 6:00.
(d) 8:00.

3. Prior to the opening of Book 1, there is a poem credited to Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. What is the year of the poem cited?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1916.
(d) 1913.

4. What is Pavel's last name?
(a) Kulikova.
(b) Ivanovich.
(c) Mindich.
(d) Litvinova.

5. 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) September, 20, 1885.
(d) January 3, 1928.

6. Who is the afternoon doorman that the Count winks at when he arrives at the Hotel Metropol in Book 1: "1922: An Ambassador"?
(a) Andrey.
(b) Emile.
(c) Audrius.
(d) Pavel.

7. Who is the handyman that the Count occasionally shares cups of coffee with on the roof of the Hotel Metropole?
(a) Emile.
(b) Andrey.
(c) Abram.
(d) Oleg.

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

9. What is Mr. Halecki's first name?
(a) Fyodor.
(b) Jozef.
(c) Petya.
(d) Emile.

10. Of the ballroom, the narrator says in Book 1: "An Assembly," "Of course, there is now much more canvas than cashmere in the room, more gray than gold. But is the patch on the elbow really that much different from" what?
(a) "The sceptor and the crown?"
(b) "The epaulette on the shoulder?"
(c) "The suit and tie?"
(d) "The crown on the head?"

11. Where is the Count to meet Nina for his appointment in Book 1: "Anyway..."?
(a) The Boyarsky.
(b) The hotel coffeehouse.
(c) Nina's suite.
(d) The Piazza.

12. Who is the florist at the Hotel Metropol?
(a) Fatima.
(b) Sofia.
(c) Anna.
(d) Marina.

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

14. What color is the smoking jacket that the Count wears to celebrate his anniversary of confinement at the Hotel Metropole in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?
(a) Burgundy.
(b) Blue.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Green.

15. At what time does the narrator describe Count Rostov being escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square in Book 1: "1922: An Ambassador"?
(a) 5:30.
(b) 7:30.
(c) 6:30.
(d) 8:30.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. By what firm was the Count's father's clock made to order?

3. Who is the author of the book of essays that the Count is reading in the beginning of Book 1: "An Appointment"?

4. What is Anna Urbanova's profession?

5. When was Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov born?

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