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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. The narrator describes the Bedouin encampment as a what?
(a) A vision.
(b) A dream.
(c) A mirage.
(d) A nightmare.

2. How does Arthur answer when Finley insults his personality and his writing in one fell swoop?
(a) Shut up.
(b) I loved your last book.
(c) Thank you.
(d) Go to hell.

3. What roles does Hans perform for Arthur during Arthur's time in Germany?
(a) Intern and tour guide.
(b) Teaching assistant and escort.
(c) Barista and guide.
(d) Housekeeper and errand boy.

4. For how long had Lewis known that he and Clark were splitting up before he told Arthur?
(a) A few months.
(b) A year.
(c) Ten years.
(d) A week.

5. For how long is Arthur scheduled to teach in Germany?
(a) Six weeks.
(b) Eight weeks.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Five weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what material is Arthur's cottage at the writer's retreat crafted?

2. Zohra tries to get Arthur and Lewis to make a pact with her to give up romance and to take what other action?

3. What error is printed on the flap of the latest printing of one of Arthur's previous novels?

4. The writer's retreat attended by Arthur in India is on a hill above which sea?

5. What emotion does Arthur feel when he sees that the retreat manager's car has a television in its dashboard?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Arthur's students, as a whole, respond to his teaching methods?

2. What does Tahiti symbolize to Arthur and why?

3. How did Arthur comfort his anxious mind in his youth?

4. What reason does Arthur have for not describing his books until after they are published?

5. What does Finley announce to Arthur as the reason that Arthur's work is not included in the gay literary canon?

6. What reason is given for Arthur's decision not to stay longer in Paris by accepting another flight delay or by staying with Javier?

7. What is the significance of Arthur noticing the camel boys sitting with their arms around one another in Morocco?

8. Discuss the significance of Arthur's reflection that he has always alternated between "the city of youth" and "the country of age" (112).

9. Explain the significance of the narrator's statements about the ages of 10, 20, 30, and 40, at the moment Arthur finds himself locked out of the German university apartment.

10. How does the author use the narrator's discussion of camels in order to shape the reader's understanding of how Arthur's "single indulgence" (13) on the trip will likely turn out?

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