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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 effect did Zeno think his marriage had on him at first?
(a) He thought it put him on the road to perfect health.
(b) He believed it stifled his creative energy.
(c) He believed it made his cigarette cravings more intense.
(d) He felt it dampened his passions.

2. In Chapter 6, what did Zeno say the freedom to smoke gave him?
(a) The final coup de grace.
(b) Happiness.
(c) A way out of thinking.
(d) Bliss.

3. Who was the fifth addition to the office Zeno shared with Guido?
(a) Zeno's son.
(b) Carmen.
(c) Olivi's son.
(d) Carlos.

4. Where did Ada go to recover from her illness?
(a) To her sister's house.
(b) To live with her mother.
(c) To the family vacation home.
(d) To a sanatorium.

5. What did Zeno tell himself he was going to do when he visited Carla for the third time?
(a) Confess his love for his wife.
(b) Give her up.
(c) Kiss her.
(d) Make love to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the doctor say Zeno adopted smoking as his vice?

2. How did the doctor think Zeno really felt about Giovanni?

3. About how long does Zeno say he preserved his faith in Guido's undertaking?

4. In Chapter 5, how did Augusta feel after hearing that Zeno had dreamed of Ada?

5. How did Zeno feel about the doctor's diagnosis?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Ada react when Carmen joined the staff in Guido's office?

2. In Chapter 4, how does Zeno describe his feelings towards his wife?

3. Why does Zeno say he began to make up dreams to report to the doctor?

4. How does Zeno describe his home life with Augusta?

5. How did Zeno feel about cheating on Augusta?

6. According to Dr. S, what was Zeno's main problem? How did Dr. S determine Zeno's main problem?

7. Why did Zeno become dissatisfied with psychoanalysis?

8. What were some of the reasons Zeno went into business with Guido?

9. After Guido's death, what did Ada say about her feelings for him and what did she admit she felt about Augusta's relationship with Zeno?

10. What was the state of Zeno's marriage after his affair with Carla ended?

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