A Gentleman in Moscow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Amor Towles
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Nina in Book 2: "1926: Adieu"?

2. When was Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov born?

3. What is Anna Urbanova's profession?

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

5. At what time does the Count awaken in the beginning of Book 3: "1930"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Nina going in Book 3: “Arachne's Art”? Why?

2. Why does Mr. Halecki call the Count to his office in Book 1: “An Assembly”?

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

4. How is Nina described when the Count first befriends her?

5. What is the Count's sentence that is decreed in the opening of the novel? What crime did the Count commit?

6. What does the Count assert about etiquette in Book 1: “Anyway…”?

7. Why does the Count visit Marina's work room in Book 1: “An Assembly”?

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

9. How is the Count's first encounter with the actress described in Book 2: “1923: An Actress, an Apparition, an Apiary”?

10. Who does the Count encounter on the roof of the Metropol in Book 2: “1926: Adieu”? What impact does this encounter have?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of the impact of the arts as seen in A Gentleman in Moscow. What role do the arts play in this story? What statement do you think the author is making regarding the arts and their impacts on society, government, and individuals?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the language styles in A Gentleman in Moscow. What are examples of literary devices employed by the author in this work? How does each of these examples serve the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Count's relationship with Nina. How do the Count and Nina meet? How old is Nina when she befriends the Count? What becomes of Nina?

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