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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book I, Chapters 14-20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What article does Uncle Dan try to read?
(a) An article in Dutch about oystering.
(b) An article in Portuguese about sunflowers.
(c) An article in Africaans about spice farming.
(d) An article in Greek about tennis.

2. Who is Van's first sexual experience with?
(a) A girl who works at the movie theater.
(b) A prostitute and young helper at the corner shop.
(c) A girl in his class at school.
(d) A prostitute who works as a barmaid.

3. What color are Ada's eyes?
(a) Black.
(b) Green.
(c) Blue.
(d) Brown.

4. What garment of clothing does Van chide Ada for not wearing?
(a) Hats.
(b) Underwear.
(c) Skirts.
(d) Gloves.

5. What Russian writer is quoted in the beginning of the novel?
(a) Pushkin.
(b) Tolstoy.
(c) Chekhov.
(d) Dostoyevski.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is at home when Van first arrives at Ardis Hall?

2. In what Manhattan landmark building did Dan propose to Marina in 1871?

3. What contact with Ada excites Van?

4. What do the two kids who find Marina's pressed-flower book decide to do with it?

5. Who shows Van around his aunt's house?

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