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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pierre criticize Cincinnatus' attitude as?
(a) Selfish and contemptuous.
(b) Not serious enough.
(c) Melodramatic.
(d) Constantly angry.

2. What is the director doing when Rodion brings Cincinnatus back to his cell from the new prisoner's cell?
(a) Whistling and dancing around the hallway.
(b) Painting the new prisoner's door with red paint.
(c) Bringing the new prisoner a five-course meal.
(d) Looking through the peephole in the new prisoner's door.

3. What is the one difference between Marthe's two identical twin brothers?
(a) One wears all red clothes and the other all black.
(b) One is missing a hand, and he keeps his false hand in is pocket.
(c) One has a black mustache and the other a blonde one.
(d) One is an inch taller than the other.

4. Who is waiting for Cincinnatus in his prison cell?
(a) The prison director.
(b) His wife.
(c) His lawyer.
(d) The judge.

5. What does Cincinnatus think would be necessary for Emmie to rescue him?
(a) For her to love him.
(b) For her to mature yet remain a child.
(c) For her to listen to him tell his story.
(d) For her to feel sorry for him.

6. Who enters the cell after Cincinnatus undresses at the end of his second day in prison, snapping Cincinnatus's world back to normal?
(a) The prison director.
(b) Marthe.
(c) Rodion.
(d) The spider.

7. What does the director request Cincinnatus to do?
(a) Write a formal note of thanks to the director.
(b) Write a last will and testament.
(c) Write a formal welcome for the executioner.
(d) Write down his requests for his last meal.

8. What color is the letter Cincinnatus receives when he wakes?
(a) Lilac.
(b) Taupe.
(c) Ebony.
(d) Vermillion.

9. Who tells Cincinnatus that the new prisoner has arrived?
(a) The prison director.
(b) Emmie.
(c) His lawyer.
(d) Rodion.

10. Who does the director say will need time to prepare for the execution?
(a) The executioner.
(b) The townspeople.
(c) The director.
(d) Cincinnatus.

11. What awakens Cincinnatus the third day?
(a) Noises.
(b) A smell.
(c) Light.
(d) A taste.

12. How many children does Marthe have?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

13. What does Marthe's escort keep trying to make her wear?
(a) A shawl.
(b) A coat.
(c) Gloves.
(d) A hat.

14. What does Cincinnatus describe as discovering, as he takes off layer after layer of his clothes/himself?
(a) A connection with the world.
(b) Freedom.
(c) His core being.
(d) Nonexistence.

15. What about Pierre does Cincinnatus say might prevent him from making an effective escape?
(a) His clothes.
(b) His tendency to talk.
(c) His short legs.
(d) His attitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Rodion tell Cincinnatus to go while his cell is cleaned?

2. What does Cincinnatus write is more real than the everyday world?

3. When Cincinnatus asks the prison director when his execution will be, what answer does the director give?

4. What is Marthe wearing when she meets with Cincinnatus?

5. What does Cincinnatus do at night in his youth when he has his first job?

(see the answer keys)

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