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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Aschenbach's father's profession?
(a) A salesman.
(b) An official.
(c) A teacher.
(d) An actor.

2. How many times has Aschenbach been divorced?
(a) None.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) He never married.

3. What does Aschenbach chronically suffer from?
(a) Gullibility.
(b) Bad health.
(c) Insomnia.
(d) Psychosis.

4. Aschenbach's belief system and opinions are_________.
(a) Lax.
(b) Rigid.
(c) Fickle.
(d) Religious.

5. What season is it at the beginning of "Death In Venice?"
(a) Fall.
(b) Spring.
(c) Summer.
(d) Winter.

6. Usually Aschenbach feels ________ at his summer house.
(a) Productive.
(b) Lonely.
(c) Crazy.
(d) Ill.

7. What has Aschenbach's dedication to work deprived him of?
(a) Having a wife.
(b) Having kids.
(c) Traveling.
(d) Having a social life.

8. How does Aschenbach hide his loneliness?
(a) Superficial friendships.
(b) Lying.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Arrogance.

9. How long has Aschenbach been sick?
(a) Since yesterday.
(b) A week.
(c) A few years.
(d) Since youth.

10. Aschenbach keep his beard _________.
(a) Long and curly.
(b) Braided.
(c) Big and white.
(d) Shaven.

11. Aschenbach's mother is from ________.
(a) Brazil.
(b) America.
(c) France.
(d) Czechoslovakia.

12. Aschenbach's childhood is characterized by _______.
(a) Excitement.
(b) Abuse.
(c) Travel.
(d) Loneliness.

13. What is the weather on this first day in the novella?
(a) Snowing.
(b) Raining.
(c) Dark and cloudy.
(d) Warm and sunny.

14. How does Aschenbach dress?
(a) Fashionable.
(b) Clean-cut.
(c) Sloppy.
(d) Eccentric.

15. Aschenbach sees a man at the chapel. What color is the man's hair?
(a) Grey.
(b) Blonde.
(c) Red.
(d) Black.

Short Answer Questions

1. Aschenbach's father is from _________.

2. How many children does Aschenbach have?

3. Aschenbach prides himself most on his _________.

4. What do Aschenbach's books represent?

5. Aschenbach has always led a(n) _____ life.

(see the answer keys)

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