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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. In "Part VIII," why is there a celebration for the Buddenbrook firm?
(a) They want to show off to the town.
(b) They have acquired a smaller company.
(c) They have been in business for 100 years.
(d) They have made large profits.

2. What joke does Tom make about Tony's involvement in Erica's wedding?
(a) He says she is getting married for the third time.
(b) He says she shouldn't give marriage advice.
(c) He says she is a bad luck charm.
(d) He says she has broken the curse.

3. Why does Tom wonder about what he should do with his life in "Part X"?
(a) Because he wants to rediscover himself.
(b) Because he wants to take vacations.
(c) Because he wants to make more money.
(d) Because he feels he already reached the high point.

4. How does Tony describe the language of the people in Munich?
(a) Gibberish.
(b) Archaic.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Confusing.

5. Why does Tony decide to return home with Erica in "Part VI"?
(a) Her lack of money.
(b) Her husband's behavior.
(c) She missed her family.
(d) She doesn't say why she's coming home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Tom agree to give Christian money in "Part VI"?

2. What does the book Tom reads in "Part X" say life is?

3. At Hanno's christening, what do some of Tom's family members say about the baby?

4. How does the war in "Part VII" affect Tom's business?

5. When Permaneder comes to the Buddenbrook home in "Part VI," what confuses Frau Consul at first?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Part VII," what does Christian meet with Tom about?

2. What does Tom do when Christian asks for money in "Part VII"?

3. What makes Tom fire Christian from the business?

4. What happens during the war in "Part VII"?

5. What things occur to end the marriage between Tony and Permaneder?

6. In "Part VI," how does Tony describe Munich when she visits there?

7. How does bringing Hanno the office make his relationship with Tom worse in "Part X"?

8. What is Hanno's christening like?

9. How does Tom become a merchant senator?

10. What is Frau Consul's funeral like?

(see the answer keys)

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