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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. How does Nicholas find Athens?
(a) Unpleasant.
(b) Exciting.
(c) Surprising.
(d) Overwhelming.

2. What conclusion does Nicholas come to about Conchis in this section of the novel?
(a) That he must be mad.
(b) That he is hiding the truth from Nicholas.
(c) That he cannot be trusted.
(d) That he has special gifts and skills.

3. How does Nicholas feel as he and Alison break up?
(a) Despondent.
(b) Like singing.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Sad but ready for a change.

4. What did Nicholas ask Conchis if he would agree to?
(a) To keep their conversation superficial.
(b) To ask no questions.
(c) To provide him with no women.
(d) To allow him to move to the villa.

5. What does Conchis invite Nicholas to do?
(a) Fish.
(b) Garden.
(c) Read.
(d) Paint.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters was the name of the woman Conchis fell in love with?

2. Which of the following characters do the villagers claim never to have seen?

3. What does Nicholas smell as he is getting ready for bed?

4. How does Nicholas react to the smoke he sees coming from the chimney of a house?

5. What does Nicholas do after breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Nicholas as he follows Julie to the house?

2. What decisions did Conchis come to in regard to war and what did this make him determined to do?

3. How does Nicholas feel about his reactions to Conchis' tests?

4. What does Mitford tell Nicholas?

5. Who visits Nicholas and what purpose does Nicholas believe this visit serves?

6. What kind of novel is this novel and how does the narrative structure play into this framework?

7. In what way does Nicholas surprise Conchis?

8. What happens when Nicholas sees Lily again and what does he tell her about his weekend with Alison?

9. What had changed in the room Nicholas was using when he stayed at Conchis' villa and how was it different?

10. What information does Conchis volunteer to Nicholas?

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