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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Anna Urbanova's profession?
(a) She is an actress.
(b) She is a singer.
(c) She is a dancer.
(d) She is a pianist.

2. In Book 3: "Arachne's Art," the author uses a simile in describing Emile. It is stated, "If the kitchen of the Boyarsky is an orchestra and Emile its conductor, then his chopping knife is" what?
(a) "The tuba."
(b) "The woodwinds."
(c) "The strings."
(d) "The baton."

3. On what date does Book 1: "1922: An Ambassador" open?
(a) June 21.
(b) June 1.
(c) September 12.
(d) March 25.

4. 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) 8:00.
(d) 6:00.

5. 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) 8:30.
(b) 6:30.
(c) 5:30.
(d) 7:30.

6. Why does the Count go to see Marina in Book 1: "An Assembly"?
(a) To have his pants repaired.
(b) To get a shave.
(c) To have his jacket repaired.
(d) To get a haircut.

7. On what date was Article 58 of the Criminal Code drafted, according to the narrator in Book 3: "Arachne's Art"?
(a) November 17, 1929.
(b) June 12, 1887.
(c) February 25, 1927.
(d) January 3, 1928.

8. When was Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov born?
(a) October 24, 1889.
(b) September, 20, 1885.
(c) June 12, 1887.
(d) March 12, 1902.

9. 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"?
(a) Suite 621.
(b) Suite 412.
(c) Suite 317.
(d) Suite 208.

10. The narrator says in Book 2: "1926: Adieu," "In the history of man, no military commissary has" done what?
(a) "Been a gentleman."
(b) "Been married."
(c) "Elicited sorrow."
(d) "Raised envy."

11. 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) Green.
(b) Blue.
(c) Burgundy.
(d) Yellow.

12. In what room is the Count standing when Book 2: "1926: Adieu" begins?
(a) Suite 426.
(b) Suite 241.
(c) Suite 329.
(d) Suite 317.

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

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

15. 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..."?
(a) Nevsky.
(b) Sedova.
(c) Oblast.
(d) Kudrovo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What restaurant at the Hotel Metropole is described in Book 1: "An Acquaintanceship" as "that fabled retreat on the second floor"?

2. On what date does Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary" begin?

3. Who is the statue of that sits outside the door of room 316 of the Hotel Metropole?

4. How much money does the lieutenant lose in the narrator's story of the princess's birthday party in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?

5. 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"?

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