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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Pashka ask of the narrator?
(a) To stay and look at the stars.
(b) To teach him to dance.
(c) To introduce him to a girl.
(d) To lend him some money.
2. What does the narrator think Charlotte would never leave?
(a) Her status as a foreigner in the tiny village.
(b) Her friends.
(c) Her job.
(d) Fyodor's grave.
3. What does the narrator invent in order to publish his book?
(b) A contact in the publishing business.
(c) A home address.
(d) A translator.
4. Who is Beria?
(a) A French baker.
(b) The crazy man next door to the narrator.
(c) A Russian leader who stalks women.
(d) The narrator's mother's uncle.
5. What does Charlotte do after the young woman is killed?
(b) Goes back to France.
(c) Finds the young woman's family to give them her baby.
(d) Adopts her baby.
6. What does a young girl dismantle and reassemble?
(a) A Klashnikov rifle.
(b) A watch.
(c) A carburetor.
(d) A radio.
7. What story does the narrator tell about a young French boy?
(a) The boy is sentenced to death.
(b) The boy almost kills the king despite all the guards.
(c) The boy saves the king's life.
(d) The boy won a world-wide contest.
8. Where was the young woman taken to live during the war?
(a) The Gulags.
9. How does the narrator surpass Charlotte?
(a) In his ability as a story teller.
(b) In his skills as a writer.
(c) In his skills as a painter.
(d) In his knowledge of French history.
10. What does the narrator spend days doing?
(a) Shopping in antique stores.
(b) Writing his memoir.
(c) Writing his sister.
(d) Reading Russian history books.
11. Who is Charlotte's first love?
(a) Her second cousin.
(b) Her first husband.
(c) Her brother's best friend.
(d) The man who gives Charlotte the Verdun.
12. What shatters when Pashka touches it?
(a) The stained glass in the foyer of the school.
(b) The ice on the lake.
(c) An accordian which is very old.
(d) A glass flower vase.
13. What does the narrator succeed in imagining?
(a) Living in France.
(b) The breasts of a homeless woman he once sees.
(c) Joining his sister in Leningrad.
(d) Becoming a famous writer.
14. How does the narrator feel as he is wandering the streets near his temporary home?
15. What does the narrator want of Mr. Bond?
(a) To learn if Charlotte is still alive.
(b) To give him some more information on Russian history.
(c) To sponsor the narrator to come to Russia.
(d) To treat a bad knee.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes home from boarding school?
2. Where has the narrator just quit a job?
3. Where does the narrator find a photo of three women in black dresses?
4. What does the narrator have difficulty reconciling?
5. What calms the narrator after the tragedies of his family life?
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