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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While Aschenbach takes his walk at the beginning of Part One, the streets of the city are _______.
(a) Dirty.
(b) Silent.
(c) Crowded.
(d) Empty.

2. While out on his walk, Aschenbach begins to feel _________.
(a) Happy.
(b) Sad.
(c) Ill.
(d) Invigorated.

3. What characterizes Aschenbach's daydream?
(a) Horrifying.
(b) Festive.
(c) Exotic.
(d) Dismal.

4. When did Aschenbach achieve fame?
(a) Not yet, but he will.
(b) Never.
(c) When he was young.
(d) Only recently.

5. What characterized Aschenbach in his youth?
(a) Isolated.
(b) Intellectual.
(c) Talented.
(d) All of these.

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

7. At the chapel, Aschenbach encounters a _______ man.
(a) Young.
(b) Strange.
(c) Middle-aged.
(d) Handsome.

8. What sort of school did Aschenbach attend?
(a) Catholic school.
(b) He didn't attend school.
(c) Military school.
(d) Homeschool.

9. Aschenbach's wife is _______.
(a) Dead.
(b) Cheating on him.
(c) Missing.
(d) Remarried.

10. Aschenbach has a _______ complexion.
(a) Ashen.
(b) Rosy.
(c) Pale.
(d) Dark.

11. Aschenbach's work ethic could be called _________.
(a) Passable.
(b) Inconsistent.
(c) Diligent.
(d) Lax.

12. Lately, Aschenbach has been _______ with his routine.
(a) Enslaved.
(b) Fulfilled.
(c) Dissatisfied.
(d) Satisfied.

13. Approximately how old is Aschenbach?
(a) Middle-aged.
(b) Old man.
(c) Teenager.
(d) Young man.

14. Judging from the man's attire and physical characteristics, Aschenbach concludes that this man is NOT _______ .
(a) French.
(b) Bavarian.
(c) Polish.
(d) A man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Aschenbach's father is from _________.

2. When Aschenbach returns to the chapel at the end of his walk, the man has ___________.

3. What do Aschenbach's characters represent about his beliefs of humans?

4. What is the cause of Aschenbach's anxiety?

5. The man at the chapel carries a _______.

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