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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. What did Tomas say is much more important than sending petitions to a president?
(a) digging a half-buried crow out of the ground
(b) writing articles
(c) leading demonstrations
(d) performing surgery on people

2. How did Tereza feel about Tomas's son?
(a) she wanted Tomas to invite him over
(b) she prefered they let him alone
(c) she wanted to go visit him and his family
(d) she was upset Tomas had never mentioned him before

3. In Part 4, Chapter 22, Tereza's thoughts about the engineer are...
(a) She hopes she could find a way to forget about him
(b) She prays she will never see him again
(c) She wonders if she could leave Tomas for him
(d) She longs for him to come to the bar and invite her back

4. What did Tomas feel the first day he reported to the window washer job?
(a) shock
(b) disappointment
(c) anxiety
(d) fear

5. What expression did Tomas have, when concentrating, that he saw in his son?
(a) he twitched his eyes
(b) he slightly moved his nose left to right
(c) he slightly raised the left side of his upper lip
(d) he slightly raised his left brow

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the only reason Simon became involved with the editor?

2. What was Tomas promised if he made the retraction?

3. What happened to Tomas's son as a result of the petition campaign?

4. What was Sabina's fantasy about her and Tomas?

5. What was Tereza's and Tomas's love supported on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Franz realize at the end of his trip to Cambodia?

2. Why does Tomas resign from the clinic?

3. What causes Tereza to suspect the engineer was sent by the secret police?

4. What does the article about the dogs being summarily shot in Russia signify for Tereza?

5. In Part 5, Chapter 17, what episode both amuses and horrifies Tomas, proving that he is as tired mentally as he is physically?

6. In Part 5, Chapter 10, what distinguishes the women who looks like a giraffe and a stork from others?

7. Kundera claims that the way Tomas rushes into the decision to leave the clinic seems rather odd. He asks, could it perhaps conceal something else, something deeper that escapes Toma s's reasoning? What is the answer to his question?

8. All her life Sabina had proclaimed kitsch her enemy. But, Kundera asks, hasn't she in fact been carrying it with her?

9. After making love to the engineer, what does Tereza desire to do?

10. How do people react as Tomas tries to decide whether or not to retract his article?

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