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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. In what month does Book 5: "Arrivederci" begin?
(a) May.
(b) March.
(c) June.
(d) September.

2. At what time does the Count say the performance was scheduled to end in the beginning of Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?
(a) 12:00.
(b) 11:00.
(c) 9:00.
(d) 10:00.

3. When is Sofia directed to report to the Red October Youth Orchestra, according to the official letter that the Count receives in Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?
(a) March 1.
(b) September 1.
(c) October 1.
(d) June 1.

4. Who delivers the news that Sofia won in Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?
(a) Anna.
(b) Marina.
(c) Emile.
(d) Osip.

5. At what time does the Count approach the Shalyapin in the opening of Book 3: "Absinthe"?
(a) 12:15.
(b) 1:15.
(c) 11:30.
(d) 11:45.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does the Count compare "how time passes when one is left waiting unaccountably" in the opening of Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?

2. At what time does the Count take a chair in the manager's office of the Metropol Hotel in the opening of Book 3: "Antics, Antitheses, an Accident"?

3. What is the name of the "Goliath" that tends to the solitary man in the separate dining room in Book 3: "An Alliance"?

4. In Book 3: "Adjustments" the narrator uses a simile in describing Sofia, saying, "When the Count served breakfast, she nibbled her biscuits like" what?

5. Who is the director of the Red October Youth Orchestra that visits the Count in Book 4: "1953: Apostles and Apostates"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What film do the Count and Osip watch in Book 5: “An Association”? What are their impressions?

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

6. What oversights does the Count made during his first lunch with Sofia in Book 3: “Adjustments”?

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

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

9. Who arrives with an offer for Sofia in Book 4: “1953: Apostles and Apostates”? What becomes of this situation?

10. What ingredients do the members of the Triumvirate obtain for their special dish? What is the special dish?

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