Introduction and Pages 1 through 34.
1. According to the book's introduction by Joan Acocella, why was the author, Stefan Zweig, so interested in the inner workings of the human mind?
(a) He was trained as a psychiatrist.
(b) He was a friend of Sigmund Freud.
(c) He read a great deal about psychology.
(d) His father was a psychiatrist.
2. In the introduction, Zweig says his depiction of Kekesfalva's early life and the discrimination he felt is based on what?
(a) It is based on his parents' experience.
(b) It is based on his own experience.
(c) It is based on the experiences of characters in his favorite novels.
(d) It is based on the experience of Eastern Jews.
3. According to the introduction, in what way did Zweig's life mirror that of his main character, Hofmiller?
(a) He married a very young, very naïve secretary.
(b) They shared similar taste in books.
(c) He named the character after his brother.
(d) He was also an army officer.
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