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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the "booty" that the narrator and Frank Wirtanen discuss?
(a) The trunk filled with the narrator's writings.
(b) Lionel Jones' stash of weapons and ammunition.
(c) George Kraft's paintings.
(d) A part of Resi's body.
2. Why does Wirtanen say he cannot trust the narrator?
(a) His recent involvement with Jones' hate group showed a serious lack of judgment.
(b) He betrayed both the U.S. and Germany.
(c) Anyone who would sleep with his dead wife's sister could not be trusted.
(d) He was too good a spy.
3. The office where the narrator is held after he is arrested at Jones' place is located in what famous building?
(a) The Chrysler Building.
(b) The World Trade Center.
(c) The Empire State Building.
(d) The Sears Tower.
4. According to the narrator, what is the only part of a pig that is not used at the Chicago Stockyards?
(a) The squeal.
(b) The hooves.
(c) The tail.
(d) The brain.
5. What does the narrator call Werner von Braun?
(a) The George Washington of Science.
(b) An Albert Einstein wannabe.
(c) The Thomas Jefferson of the Space Age.
(d) The Abraham Lincoln of Physics.
6. What was Lionel Jones' chauffeur's nickname?
(a) The Bed-Stuy Mussolini.
(b) The Tojo of Soho.
(c) The Hitler of Hackensack.
(d) The Black Fuehrer of Harlem.
7. What does the narrator mean when he says, "alles kaput"?
(a) His gun misfires and he knows it will never work again.
(b) Wirtanen's revelation has wiped away his illusions of a friend, a mistress, and a dream.
(c) His reaction when he returns to his home to find it completely ransacked.
(d) When he is arrested and knows he will be turned over to Israeli agents.
8. What is George Kraft frantically searching for when he returns to the narrator's apartment?
(a) His bottle of whiskey.
(b) The phone number of someone who wants to buy his paintings.
(c) A diamond engagement ring.
(d) His corncob pipe.
9. What is the surprise Lionel Jones presents to the narrator at the Iron Guard meeting?
(a) An anthology of his plays, printed, bound, and ready to sell.
(b) The Blue Fairy Godmother.
(c) A recording of one of his radio broadcasts.
(d) $200,000 in cash and phony identity documents to start a new life.
10. How does the narrator describe the sound of the bombs dropping as he and Helga are sitting in the bomb shelter?
(a) Like they are dropping a set of 500 lb. weights.
(b) Like they are jumping off a diving board.
(c) Like they are walking.
(d) Like a racecar engine revving.
11. Where does Helga claim she located the trunk filled with many of the narrator's things?
(a) At the Berlin theatre where she and the narrator had worked.
(b) From a drop site in a park where a note from the Blue Fairy Godmother said it would be.
(c) In a secret closet in their old apartment that the new tenants had not discovered.
(d) In the bombed-out ruins of her father's house.
12. How do the schoolteacher's children behave in the bomb shelter?
(a) They scream at their father.
(b) They never bat an eye.
(c) They laugh thinking it's all part of a big game.
(d) They cry hysterically.
13. What are Resi, Father Keeley, and the Black Fuehrer doing when the narrator returns from his meeting with Frank Wirtanen?
(a) Preparing for their trip to Mexico.
(b) Talking to the police.
(c) Organizing a search party.
(d) Playing cards.
14. What does the schoolteacher in the bomb shelter do to silence his hysterical wife?
(a) Puts his socks on his hands and puts on a puppet show.
(b) Gets her to drink some vodka.
(c) Sings to her.
(d) Knocks her out.
15. The narrator tells Helga he wants to get a bed like their old one that . . .
(a) Had a headboard like an Italian sunset.
(b) Provided really good back support.
(c) Could fold up into the wall.
(d) Was stuffed with goose down.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was George Kraft using as target practice in Jones' cellar?
2. What is the actual destination that Lionel Jones arranges for the narrator and the others to go as soon as the narrator is well enough to travel?
3. What is one detail of Resi's post-war life that is true?
4. The narrator compares the way "big Nazis" dance to what fictional character?
5. How did the narrator and Helga feel after their homes had been bombed, at least for a moment?
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