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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. How old is the Count said to be in Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?
(a) 59.
(b) 63.
(c) 55.
(d) 72.

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

3. Where are the Count and Sofia going to dine in the opening of Book 4: "1952: America"?
(a) The Boyarsky.
(b) The Shalyapin.
(c) The Spotted Dog.
(d) The Piazza.

4. What corporation does Pudgy Webster's father own?
(a) The South Convention Watch Company.
(b) The American Wonder Bread Company.
(c) The American Refrigeration Company.
(d) The American Vending Machine Company.

5. In Book 5: "1954: Applause and Acclaim," the Count tells Sofia, "For what matters in life is not whether we receive a round of applause; what matters is" what?
(a) "Whether or not our voices were heard amidst the din of civilization."
(b) "Whether we have the courage to venture forth despite the uncertainty of acclaim."
(c) "Whether or not we tried."
(d) "Whether or not we gave our efforts toward the noble cause."

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date does Book 3: "1946" begin?

2. What is Emile's last name?

3. Who rushes up to the Count and tells him that he must convince Sofia to perform overseas in Book 5: "1954: Applause and Acclaim"?

4. In what month does Book 5: "Arrivederci" begin?

5. At what time does the Count make his nightly rounds of the Boyarsky with his waiters at their stations in Book 3: "An Alliance"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Count meet with Pudgy Webster in Book 5: “Arrivederci”?

2. Why does Osip Ivanovich Glebnikov come to speak with the Count in Book 3: “An Alliance”?

3. What "game" does Sofia play with the Count, as described in Book 3: “Antics, Antitheses, an Accident”?

4. Why does the Bishop summon the Count to his office in Book 3: “Antics, Antitheses, an Accident”?

5. Why is the Count happy there will not be a pre-set seating arrangement for the meeting in Book 5: “An Announcement”?

6. How is Sofia's performance in the school competition described in Book 4: “1953: Apostles and Apostates”?

7. How has the process of taking orders changed at the Boyarsky in Book 4: “1953: Apostles and Apostates”?

8. What does Katerina give to the Count in Book 4: “1953: Apostles and Apostates”? Why?

9. What does Richard Vanderwhile solicit the Count to do in Book 4: “1952: America”?

10. Why does the Count borrow Anna's suitcases in Book 3: “Ascending, Alighting”?

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