Beware of Pity Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Stefan Zweig
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Page 34 through 76..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What aspect of Hofmiller's background makes him especially grateful for the warm welcome he continues to receive at the Kekesfalva's home?
(a) He has been brought up in a wealthy home, so he feels comfortable and at ease with the family's wealth.
(b) He has been brought up in military institutions, so he loves the homey feeling of their house and family.
(c) His parents are servants of a wealthy family, so he likes turning the tables by having servants wait on him.
(d) He has been raised in an orphanage, so he begins to think of Kekesfalva as a father figure.

2. When Hofmiller is training with his men the morning following his tea with Edith, why does he order them to stop galloping and trot their horses?
(a) He thinks his men aren't skilled enough to gallop.
(b) He wants to make less noise.
(c) The terrain is too hilly for galloping.
(d) He feels ashamed because he and his men can gallop freely while Edith cannot enjoy such pleasures.

3. What does Hofmiller do when he arrives at the castle and finds Edith sleeping on the terrace?
(a) He takes the opportunity to look at her more carefully and feels an overwhelming rush of pity for her.
(b) He goes quietly into the house so he won't wake her.
(c) He wakes her to explain his absence the previous night.
(d) He sits down to read a book until she wakes up.

4. How does the main character, Hofmiller, say his story began?
(a) It began with a storm that caused a loss of power.
(b) It began when he lost track of his car in an unfamiliar neighborhood.
(c) It began with an innocent blunder on his part.
(d) It began when he returned from a trip to South America.

5. When Ilona asks Hofmiller why he did not come to the castle, what lie does he tell her?
(a) He says his parents had arrived unexpectedly for a visit.
(b) He says he had to inspect a horse his Colonel wanted to buy.
(c) He admits that he simply did not want to come.
(d) He says he fell asleep and didn't wake up until it was too late.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kekesfalva tell Hofmiller about Dr. Condor's marriage?

2. Why does Hofmiller go to Kekesfalva's home three days before the date of his dinner invitation?

3. Why does Edith keep secret pictures of dancers?

4. Why does Hofmiller try to keep his two worlds - his life in the military and his relationship with the Kekesfalva family - separate from each other?

5. Why does Hofmiller say he joined the military?

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