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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Van meets Ada in the forest fork, what is she wearing?
(a) A yellow tennis outfit.
(b) A robe and slippers.
(c) A long white formal dress.
(d) Shorts and a blue shirt.

2. How was Mr. Plunkett exposed at cheating at cards?
(a) He was in a game with another card shark who spotted his tricks.
(b) His rooms were searched by the police while he was playing in a poker game.
(c) He was stopped by a club owner, held down, and searched.
(d) He collapsed with heart problems, and his opponent searched his pockets.

3. At sixteen, who does Ada say she's older than?
(a) Her aunt when she first went into the asylum.
(b) Her mother when she first gave birth.
(c) Her father when he took his third lover.
(d) Her grandmother at the time of her first divorce.

4. What structure catches fire and wakes nearly everyone in the house?
(a) An outhouse.
(b) A lighthouse.
(c) A gazebo.
(d) A barn.

5. What is Marina, Demon, and Daniel's shared birthday?
(a) Feburary 12.
(b) January 5.
(c) March 7.
(d) April 2.

6. Who is at home when Van first arrives at Ardis Hall?
(a) His aunt.
(b) Only animals.
(c) His father.
(d) Only servants.

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

8. What board game is "Flavita" a Russian version of?
(a) Risk.
(b) Monopoly.
(c) Sorry.
(d) Scrabble.

9. What question of Van's does Ada not answer in Chapter 12?
(a) What the difference is between town and country.
(b) What the third Real Thing is.
(c) What she feels about him.
(d) What she dreams about at night.

10. What does Van's father offer to try to buy for him?
(a) Ardis Hall.
(b) An airplane.
(c) A car.
(d) A Manhattan apartment.

11. What is the "eremitic reality or collective dream" Van discusses in his dissertation called?
(a) Alluvium.
(b) Elysium.
(c) Terra.
(d) Arcadia.

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

13. What contact with Ada excites Van?
(a) He gives her a pony-ride.
(b) They hide together in a cave.
(c) They wrestle.
(d) She sits on his lap.

14. Why does the governess decide to stay in bed for five days?
(a) She has sprained her wrist.
(b) She has bruised her ribs.
(c) She has strained her back.
(d) She has broken her ankle.

15. Where do Ada and Van go, where Van compares Ada's body to the girlish body of the past?
(a) A tumbled down tower in a meadow.
(b) A small island in Lake Ladore.
(c) A mushroom cave behind a small wood.
(d) The stables where the horses are kept.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what language does Van write letters to his mother?

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

3. Where was Van born?

4. What does Ada say about the roses Percy gives her?

5. How long do Van and Ada give Lucette to memorize eight lines of poetry?

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