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

2. Where does Van hear Ada say "chort" or "devil"?
(a) At the dentist.
(b) At the zoo.
(c) In the library.
(d) At a picnic.

3. Does Ada promise to be faithful while Van is gone?
(a) No, she's not sure she can.
(b) Yes, she promises but is secretly unsure.
(c) Yes, she promises she will.
(d) No, she is adamant that she will not.

4. Where is Van and Ada's first sexual encounter?
(a) In a cave.
(b) In a pond.
(c) In an apple tree.
(d) In Van's room.

5. On his way to catch the train to Luga, Mayne, to resume school, what excuse does Van make to stop the car to meet Ada?
(a) Picking some mushrooms for his father.
(b) Washing in a stream.
(c) Buying a book for Marina.
(d) Buying a new hat and coat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Over the thirteen years preceding Aqua's death, how much does Van calculate that he's spent with her?

2. What does Van dream of the night after he first has sex with Ada?

3. What contact with Ada excites Van?

4. What Russian writer is quoted in the beginning of the novel?

5. What article does Uncle Dan try to read?

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