Ada; or, Ardor: A Family Chronicle Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book One, Chapters 21-27.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Van dream of the night after he first has sex with Ada?
(a) Being scolded by the governess.
(b) Drowning.
(c) Riding a horse.
(d) Holding hands with Blanche.

2. What was Van wearing the first time she glimpsed him, before they met?
(a) A gray shirt and shorts.
(b) A black formal suit, hat, and gloves.
(c) A bathing suit and green towel.
(d) A white sailor suit and blue cap.

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

4. In what Manhattan landmark building did Dan propose to Marina in 1871?
(a) The first Manhattan glass-walled building.
(b) The first ten-floor Manhattan building.
(c) The first Manhattan brownstone.
(d) The first commercial apartment building in Manhattan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ada like to paint pictures of from a book?

2. Which of the following authors do Van and Ada like?

3. What figures are prominent in Ada's early memories of learning about male anatomy and sex?

4. Who is the chaperone when Van visits Ada at school?

5. What is the "lolita" that Ada wears?

(see the answer key)

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