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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Audrius.
(d) Emile.

2. Who is said to be the current resident of room 317 at the Hotel Metropole in Book 1: "Archeologies"?
(a) Comrade Rostov.
(b) Comrade Tarakovsky.
(c) Comrade Mindich.
(d) Comrade Leplevsky.

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

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

5. Who brings in room service when the Count visits Anna in Book 2: "1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary"?
(a) Emile.
(b) Andrey.
(c) Oleg.
(d) Audrius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the Count, the narrator says in Book 2: "1926: Adieu," "his philosophical leanings had always been essentially" what?

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

3. Where was Princess Golitsyn on her way to a ball in the Count's story to Nina in Book 1: "Anyway..."?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the narrative style change in Book 2: “1926: Adieu”?

2. How does the narrator describe Anna's mindset in Book 2: "Addendum"?

3. How would you describe the narrative style of A Gentleman in Moscow?

4. How is the Piazza described? Where is it located?

5. What causes the conflict at the barber shop in Book 1:” An Appointment”?

6. What experiments is Nina conducting when the Count encounters her in Book 2: “1926: Adieu”?

7. How has the Count's position within the Metropol changed with the opening of Book 3?

8. How is the Boyarsky described? Where is it located?

9. How does Nina access the different rooms of the hotel? What rooms does she show the Count in Book 1: “Around and About”?

10. How does the Count alter his living quarters in Book 1: “Around and About”?

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