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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. On what day of the week does the Count go for his weekly trim at the hotel barber?
(a) Fridays.
(b) Tuesdays.
(c) Thursdays.
(d) Mondays.

2. How old is Nina in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?
(a) 16.
(b) 18.
(c) 13.
(d) 9.

3. When the Count is in Halecki's office in Book 1: "An Assembly," he finds a hidden compartment two panels beyond what etching?
(a) "Tallyho."
(b) "The Crowning."
(c) "The Chase."
(d) "The Scent."

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

5. In what room of the hotel has the Count met with Anna in Book 3: "An Afternoon Assignation"?
(a) Suite 317.
(b) Suite 215.
(c) Suite 311.
(d) Suite 412.

6. Where does Anna take a train in the beginning of Book 2: "Addendum"?
(a) St. Petersburg.
(b) Nizhny Novgorod.
(c) Primosky Krai.
(d) Irkutsk Oblast.

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

8. On what date was Nikolai Bukharin "outmaneuvered by Stalin and ousted from the Poliburo," according to the narrator in Book 3: "Arachne's Art"?
(a) January 3, 1928.
(b) June 12, 1887.
(c) February 25, 1927.
(d) November 17, 1929.

9. What Shakespearean play does the author allude to when describing the Count's appointment in Book 1: "An Appointment"?
(a) Henry V.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Twelfth Night.

10. 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) Kudrovo.
(b) Oblast.
(c) Nevsky.
(d) Sedova.

11. How much money does the lieutenant lose in the narrator's story of the princess's birthday party in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?
(a) 300 rubles.
(b) 2,000 rubles.
(c) 1,000 rubles.
(d) 500 rubles.

12. Who is the statue of that sits outside the door of room 316 of the Hotel Metropole?
(a) Hermes.
(b) Odin.
(c) Gorky.
(d) Socrates.

13. By what name does the Count call the one-eyed cat at the Hotel Metropole?
(a) Stalin.
(b) Fyodor.
(c) Kutuzov.
(d) Pavel.

14. How old is Princess Novobaczky turning on her birthday in the example given by the narrator in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?
(a) 21.
(b) 17.
(c) 26.
(d) 18.

15. 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 great wealth."
(b) "A refinement of manners."
(c) "An aristocratic heritage."
(d) "A perception of thought."

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book 3: "Arachne's Art," the narrator asserts, "History is the business of identifying momentous events from the comfort of" what?

2. The Count tells Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..." "Manners are not like" what?

3. 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"?

4. On what date do the Count and Nina sneak into the balcony in Book 1: "An Assembly"?

5. What is the title of the poem that is credited to Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov that opens the novel?

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