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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Rousseau's dog?
(a) Chien.
(b) Petit.
(c) Sultan.
(d) Fido.

2. What other Intellectual influenced Tolstoy in his youth?
(a) St. Augustine.
(b) Rousseau.
(c) Shelley.
(d) Sarte.

3. What is the name of Rousseau's first novel?
(a) Emile.
(b) Pensees.
(c) La Nouvelle Heloise.
(d) La Nouvelle Histoire.

4. What happened to Rousseau's children?
(a) He abandoned all of them at orphanages.
(b) They were adopted by Lord Boswell in England.
(c) They all died at birth.
(d) They all grew up to be writers.

5. What is the name of Marx's wife?
(a) Mary.
(b) Anna.
(c) Esther.
(d) Jenny.

6. What was the name of Shelley's first wife?
(a) Claire.
(b) Wendy.
(c) Mary.
(d) Harriet.

7. Which contemporary of Rousseau's wrote an attack on him called Le Sentiment des Citoyens?
(a) Voltaire.
(b) Diderot.
(c) Grimm.
(d) Hume.

8. What was the name of Tolstoy's wife?
(a) Aksinya.
(b) Valerya.
(c) Sonya.
(d) Anna.

9. What novel did Shelley's wife Mary author?
(a) Silas Marner.
(b) Pocession.
(c) Frankenstein.
(d) Northanger Abby.

10. Who was the first great nineteenth century American intellectual?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Gertrude Stein.
(c) Ralph Waldo Emerson.
(d) Nathanial Hawthorne.

11. How did Shelley die?
(a) He suffered a heart attack.
(b) He was shot.
(c) He overdosed on opium.
(d) He drowned.

12. Who did Tolstoy correspond with frequently in his old age, offering his opinions on every subject?
(a) Charles Dickens.
(b) Heads of state.
(c) The pope.
(d) Many serfs from his childhood home.

13. What lecture given by Ralph Waldo Emerson would be dubbed the American 'intellectual declaration of independence?'
(a) The Times.
(b) The American Scholar.
(c) Human Life.
(d) Nature.

14. What was the name of Tolstoy's youngest daughter that revered him as his disciple?
(a) Sonya.
(b) Tanya.
(c) Alexandra.
(d) Masha.

15. What occupation did Hemingway begin his career with in 1921?
(a) He worked as a librarian.
(b) He immediately became a novelist.
(c) He was a grammar teacher.
(d) He became a journalist.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Marx support his family financially through most of his life?

2. Why did Ibsen claim he liked to be around young women?

3. What was Hemingway's nickname?

4. What country was Ibsen born in?

5. How did Hemingway die?

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