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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 does Clamence hear on the the Pont des Arts?
(a) Screams
(b) A thousand voices
(c) Laughter
(d) Crying

2. What does Clamence accuse the Dutch of being?
(a) Ignorant
(b) Witless
(c) Arrogant
(d) Humorless

3. What does Clamence have a firm belief in?
(a) His seduction of women
(b) His intelligence
(c) His abilty as a lawyer
(d) His superioty

4. What begins Clamence's dissertation on power?
(a) A slave trader's sign
(b) A group of women
(c) The auditor's lack of confidence
(d) The barman's presence

5. What city does Clamence compare Amsterdam with?
(a) Prague
(b) London
(c) Berlin
(d) Paris

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clamence not want the women he is with to do?

2. Who does Clamence claim he waits for in Mexico City?

3. How did Clamence get across bridges after he heard the laugh?

4. What does Clamence believe his story illustrates?

5. What does Clamence smile at in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why will Clamence not cross bridges?

2. What is Clamence's opinion on the Dutch?

3. What does Clamence talk about on the walk to the hotel?

4. In what way does the author show that Clamence is not as confident as he claims?

5. How does the narrator compare Amsterdam and Paris?

6. What is a deus ex machina?

7. What is the significance of Clamence calling himself Jean-Baptiste?

8. How is Clamence's role as a deus ex machina an accurate metaphor for his work with the demoralized criminals of Paris?

9. What was Clamence's role in Paris society?

10. Why does Clamence say it is easier to be closer to a dead person?

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