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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. Who is responsible for Life magazine commissioning an article from Charlie?
(a) Denise.
(b) Renata.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Demmie.

2. Who mentions the author, Rudolf Steiner, to Charlie?
(a) Denise.
(b) Durnwald.
(c) Humboldt.
(d) Cantabile.

3. Who does Charlie find at the Russian Baths and is happy that it is not George Siewell?
(a) Humboldt.
(b) Menasha.
(c) Dr. Lutz.
(d) George's father.

4. After speaking with Judge Urbanovich in chambers, what does Charlie want to do about the case?
(a) Call Cantabile and have Denise killed.
(b) Settle.
(c) Leave the country and not return.
(d) Go to trial.

5. What is Canatbile's wife doing her doctoral thesis on?
(a) Pulitzer.
(b) Jewish culture.
(c) The Mafia.
(d) Von Humboldt Fleisher.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Cantabile take Charlie to the Playboy Club?

2. How much money does Charlie lose at the poker game, including what he loses to Rinaldo?

3. Why does someone who calls Charlie in the middle of the night say that Charlie owes him $450?

4. Why does a movie company hire Tigler?

5. Whose long boring dinners, as Djilas describes them, does Charlie think of?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is Scaccia, the detective, blackmailing Charlie?

2. What is Humboldt's reaction when Charlie tells him that the Chair, Ricketts, cannot give Humboldt a Poetry Chair because of budgetary reasons?

3. Why does Pierre Thaxter rush to get into Cantabile's car and forgo buying the fish knives he had set out to purchase?

4. How does Charlie come to be blamed for Humboldt's admittance to Bellevue?

5. Which of Charlie's family members does he briefly compare Langobardi to?

6. How do Charlie and Renata first get together?

7. How does Denise keep up-to-date on world news to prepare for a cultural evening at the White House?

8. Why does the Judge want to Charlie to post a large bail bond?

9. What is the difference between Charlie's ex-wife, Denise, and his new girlfriend, Renata?

10. Why does Charlie believe Americans have trouble keeping secrets?

(see the answer keys)

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