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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where was the ancestral home that Wilson inherited?
(a) In upstate New York.
(b) In Boston.
(c) In Maine.
(d) In Cape Cod.
2. What was the name of the first publishing firm that Gollancz worked for?
(a) Benn Brothers.
(b) Easton Press.
(c) Schuster and Simon.
3. What color was Wilson's hair?
4. What year did Sartre die?
5. Which political party did Bertolt Brecht faithfully serve?
(a) The Eastern Democratic Party.
(b) The Nazi Party.
(c) The Communist Party.
(d) The Nationalist Party.
6. How many siblings did Sartre have?
(b) He was an only child.
7. What title did Russell hold?
(a) He was an Earl.
(b) He was a Lord in the House of Parliament.
(c) He was a Duke.
(d) He was a Baron.
8. What did Hellman use as inspiration for her book, Miss Lonelyhearts?
(a) She stole the material from another writer.
(b) Guests' letters that she secretly opened.
(c) Information from the classifieds.
(d) Conversations she heard in the stairwell of her apartment.
9. How did Russell feel about war?
(a) We do not know his stance on war.
(b) He was a war enthusiast.
(c) He detested war.
(d) He was indifferent to war and did not know much about current events.
10. How did Brecht die?
(a) He suffered a heart attack.
(b) He was in a car accident.
(c) He committed suicide.
(d) He was executed by a West German sniper.
11. Who opened Gollancz'a papers for inspection?
(a) His daughter Livia.
(b) His brother, Archibald.
(c) His wife.
(d) Gollancz asked that his papers be made public in his will.
12. What was the name of Hellman's play that dealt with strikes and was a disaster?
(a) Days to Come.
(d) The LIttle Foxes.
13. What year did Orwell die?
14. What was the name of the progressive school that Russell set up?
(b) Liberty School.
(c) Propitious Grove.
(d) Beacon Hill.
15. What political cause did Gollancz successfully campaign for that was close to his heart?
(a) He fought for education reform.
(b) The movement to abolish capital punishment.
(c) He was a spokesperson for veneral disease awareness.
(d) He was an advocate for women's suffrage.
Short Answer Questions
1. What political party did Sartre decide to back for four years, beginning in 1952?
2. What year was Bertrand Russell born?
3. What job did Hellman have with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1929?
4. How many wives did Wilson have?
5. What was the name of Brecht's wife?
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