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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 did Miller admire most about Nin in March?
(a) Her beauty.
(b) Her ability to understand the world around her.
(c) Her ability to juggle many different relationships at once.
(d) Her writing talent.

2. Why did Hugo start to come home late in October?
(a) He was preparing to leave her.
(b) He was visiting the opium dens.
(c) He was testing Nin's patience.
(d) He was having an affair.

3. What did Nin believe about Miller's feelings towards sex?
(a) Sex was about conquering the other person.
(b) Sex was pointless.
(c) Sex was degrading to both parties.
(d) Sex was love.

4. Even after their meeting with Perles, how did Miller still view Nin?
(a) Fragile.
(b) Headstrong.
(c) Flakey.
(d) Hateful.

5. What was the subject of the book that required Nin to obtain a lawyer?
(a) Light erotica.
(b) Incest.
(c) World War I.
(d) D.H. Lawrence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Nin unable to eat in front of Mansfield when they met for lunch in January of 1932?

2. What did Nin's dream about Mansfield reveal about the writer herself?

3. In March of 1932, where did Nin and Miller meet?

4. By Nin's standards, what outlived reality?

5. With whom does Nin find solace when she was at her most insecure in March?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Nin and Hugo's relationship improve during the month of March?

2. How did Nin feel about Mansfield when she met her?

3. Why did Eduardo suggest Nin see a psychoanalyst?

4. Why did Nin initially have sex with Miller?

5. What were Hugo's insecurities about Nin at the beginning of her journal?

6. Why was Nin obsessed with sexual fulfillment in October of 1931?

7. Why did Nin begin to doubt Mansfield's mental stability?

8. Why did Nin feel that Henry and Mansfield had caused her to lose her sense of logic?

9. How did Nin realize that she might be falling in love with Miller in March?

10. How did Miller admit to feeling about Nin around March?

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