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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. After playing a game, Van tries to get Lucette to go to bed and promises to bring her something. What does he promise to bring her?
(a) Candy.
(b) A toy.
(c) Cocoa.
(d) A hand-mirror.

3. Where does Marina have breakfast?
(a) In the sitting room.
(b) In the dining room.
(c) In bed.
(d) In the kitchen.

4. What does Ada say about the roses Percy gives her?
(a) She hates roses.
(b) She likes roses, but not as much as daisies.
(c) She is allergic to roses.
(d) She adoes roses.

5. What does Dick give Van as payment for losing the card game?
(a) Entrance into the Venus Villa Club.
(b) A position with his father's company.
(c) A subscription to the Chose Chase magazine.
(d) A trip to Australia and Nice.

Short Answer Questions

1. When writing her husband from sanatoriums, Aqua sometimes used a Russian term meaning what?

2. What does Van's father offer to try to buy for him?

3. What feature of Van's and Ada's is extremely similar?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What becomes of Ada's old governess?

2. What is the first trick Ada and Van use to escape from Lucette?

3. How does Van first see Ada?

4. What bad habit does Ana stop on her twelfth birthday?

5. How does Aqua kill herself?

6. How does Van circumvent the rules about what Ada is supposed to read from the library?

7. How doe Van describe Ada's way of talking when explaining something funny?

8. Where and in what circumstances do Van and Ada first have sex?

9. What does Marina chastise Van for, after calling him into her room?

10. What do Demon think of Marina's career as an actress?

(see the answer keys)

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