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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Jaromil, how do socialism and love interact?
(a) Socialism allows for true love to exist.
(b) They are complete opposites.
(c) Socialism stifles love.
(d) Socialism comes from the root of love.
2. When does Jaromil's anger toward the girl at last subside?
(a) When he hits her.
(b) When he chokes her.
(c) When she cries.
(d) When she begs for his forgiveness.
3. Why has the middle-aged man arranged signals with the people who visit him?
(a) He does not trust that the person at the door is a friend.
(b) He likes to pretend that he is part of a covert operation.
(c) He is a spy and needs to know who is visiting.
(d) He hates to be surprised by visitors.
4. How does the old poet describe the cinematographer and Jaromil?
(a) As stars in the lonely sky.
(b) As ill-fated lovers.
(c) As the sole hope for the future.
(d) As princess and prince of the evening.
5. According to one of the party guests, why has Jaromil stopped talking to the artist?
(a) Jaromil saw that the man was a capitalist discontent.
(b) The artist was involved in spy campaigns.
(c) Jaromil's art deserved better instruction than this man could give.
(d) The friendship would have stood in the way of his career.
6. What happens when a classmate asks Jaromil about the redhead?
(a) He replies that she is his cousin.
(b) He replies that she is the love of his life.
(c) He replies that she is a casual acquaintance.
(d) He refuses to answer the question, out of embarrassment.
7. What location is Maman most excited to film in?
(a) The artist's studio.
(b) The countryside surrounding Prague.
(c) Jaromil's bedroom.
(d) Her garden.
8. The night of the party, what does Maman realize about the cinematographer?
(a) The girl would be an excellent daughter-in-law.
(b) The girl will scheme up anything to get what she wants.
(c) She loves the girl more than Jaromil does.
(d) The girl is a Communist spy.
9. Why does the man work in a factory?
(a) He is suspicious of any white-collar job, which is often involved in the unsteady political trends.
(b) It was punishment for his anti-Communist writings.
(c) The government had decided he was too closely connected to capitalist England.
(d) He has always wanted to work with his hands.
10. After Jaromil hears about the girl's brother, what action does he want her to take?
(a) Urge her family to stop her brother.
(b) Persuade her brother not to flee.
(c) Flee the country with him.
(d) Tell the police.
11. Why had Jaromil not known about the film about his life?
(a) The cinematographer was not comfortable having Jaromil deeply involved.
(b) Maman had wanted it to be a surprise.
(c) He was too caught up in the redhead to notice.
(d) Maman was subtly hoping the film would actually be about her.
12. According to Kundera, who ruled the epoch about which he is writing?
(a) The judge and the lawyer.
(b) The young people.
(c) The hangman and the poet.
(d) The farmer and the factory worker.
13. When Maman returns home early one evening while the redhead is visiting, what does she pretend is happening?
(a) She is sick and needs Jaromil to take care of her.
(b) The redhead is having cramps and needs her help.
(c) She is having a heart attack in the kitchen.
(d) Jaromil is disobeying a house rule and the redhead must leave.
14. Just outside the prison, why does the girl hate to see the horses and riders?
(a) She takes it as a bad omen.
(b) She feels far below them and pitiful by comparison.
(c) She has always been afraid of horses.
(d) She thinks they are out to capture people, possibly her.
15. How many poets participate in the recitation?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the redhead's reaction to Jaromil's poetry printed in the newspaper?
2. According to the janitor's son, why do policemen like to read poetry?
3. Why does the girl come to see the man rather than going home?
4. What one item fills the man's apartment with nostalgia and melancholy?
5. What makes Maman think that Jaromil is actually becoming like a son of Apollo?
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