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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 idea did Zeno's wife have for helping him to quit smoking?
(a) She suggested a nicotine pill.
(b) She suggested that he gradually cut back on his cigarette smoking.
(c) She suggested that he go into a sanatorium.
(d) She offered to hide his cigarettes.

2. Which of the following was one of the physical features Zeno liked about his fiance?
(a) The shape of her lips.
(b) The slant of her eyes.
(c) Her blushes.
(d) The color of her hair.

3. Who managed Zeno's father's business affairs?
(a) Olivi.
(b) His wife.
(c) Giovanni.
(d) Giovanna.

4. Who asked Zeno if he thought death was the end of everything?
(a) A nurse.
(b) Zeno's brother.
(c) His mother.
(d) Zeno's father.

5. How did Giovanni react to Zeno's talk about getting rid of Olivi and managing his own affairs?
(a) He offered to manage Zeno's affairs.
(b) He encouraged Zeno.
(c) He seemed alarmed.
(d) He suggested a different person to manage Zeno's affairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom did Zeno ask to marry him next when Ada refused?

2. What doubt does Zeno say may have bound him to his vice?

3. How does Zeno say Guido felt about women?

4. What phrase does Zeno use to describe Dr. Muli?

5. When Zeno became ill with a painful sore throat and a fever, what did he resolve to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Carla break off the affair with Zeno?

2. What did Zeno say to Maria when she initially cried over his father's condition?

3. Why did Zeno marry Augusta?

4. Why did Ada go to the sanatorium?

5. How did Zeno's wife seem to feel about the idea of him going into the sanatorium?

6. How did Zeno think his business relationship with Guido might help Augusta?

7. How did Zeno initially describe Augusta?

8. How did Zeno feel he compared to his father?

9. How did Zeno attempt to train the dog Guido brought to the office? Why?

10. What did Dr. S. say to Zeno when he ran into him by chance in Chapter 6?

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