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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. Why do the children on Tamina's team begin to win games?
(a) They are the smartest.
(b) They cheat.
(c) Because of Tamina's size and advanced dextrity.
(d) They beat up anyone who might start to win.

2. How does the narrator describe Tamina?
(a) As a empty husk.
(b) As a lost soul whose shape is set in the past.
(c) As a empty soul with no life.
(d) As on a raft looking back.

3. About what does Husak make a speech?
(a) The importance of commerce to our future.
(b) The importance of justice to our future
(c) The importance of children to our future.
(d) The importance of a purity of heart to our future.

4. What entices Kristyna?
(a) The promise of wealth.
(b) The physical beauty of the student.
(c) Philosophy and higher thinking.
(d) The love of acting.

5. What turns off the student about Kristyna when she arrives?
(a) Nothing; he is delighted with her.
(b) Her provincial appearance.
(c) Her loud voice.
(d) Her obvious hero worship of him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the student spend the evening?

2. With whom does Kristyna sometimes have an affair?

3. What is the phrase Kundera's father says to everything after he loses his memory?

4. Where is the boat with the boy who rows?

5. Where does Voltaire invite the student?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kundera do at the opening to Part VI: The Angels?

2. What does Tamina ask Bibi to get for her in Prague and why does Tamina make the request?

3. Discuss what graphomania is and how it is used in the context of this chapter.

4. Where does Tamina go with Raphael?

5. Who does Kristyna meet and what attracts her to this person?

6. How are the Czechs and litost related in Kundera's opinion?

7. How is Kundera's father's attempt to understand Beethoven undertaken by Kundera?

8. What is ironic about the student deceiving Kristyna and attending the Writer's Club meeting?

9. What character's life is again addressed in part 6 and how is her life dismissed in a sense?

10. To what do Kristyna and the student agree and what is the outcome? What does the student's evaluation of Kristyna tell the reader?

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