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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 say his plays were medieval romances and as political as ____________.
(a) Chocolate éclairs.
(b) Vanilla ice-cream.
(c) Apple pie.
(d) Crème Brûlée.

2. How did the narrator lose Helga?
(a) She died giving birth to their first child.
(b) She was accused of spying for the Americans and was sent to a prison camp.
(c) Russian troops seized the area where she was entertaining the troops and she is presumed dead.
(d) She left him for another man.

3. What secret does Resi reveal to the narrator before he leaves for the front lines?
(a) That Helga had left the narrator for another man.
(b) That she is in love with him.
(c) That she is pregnant with his baby.
(d) That she knows that Helga is still alive.

4. Which city does the narrator say was "Hell" or "Purgatory" for him?
(a) Schenectady.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) New York.
(d) Berlin.

5. What made Goebbels think that Abraham Lincoln might be Jewish?
(a) "Abraham" sounds like a Jewish name.
(b) He was sympathetic to non-whites.
(c) He was a lawyer.
(d) He looked Jewish in his photographs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Comparing himself to Lionel Jones, the narrator insists that he is neither __________ nor __________.

2. Friedmann is the director of what?

3. How does the narrator get money to live on while hiding in New York?

4. What is one thing that Heinz was willing to do for his motorcycle that he was not willing to do for his wife?

5. From where does Alvin Dobrowitz say the narrator's and the Blue Fairy Godmother's sign and countersign were taken?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why had Father Keeley been "unfrocked"?

2. In chapter one, where is the narrator? Why is he there and what is he doing?

3. What is Arpad Kovacs response when he reads the contents of one of Campbell's radio broadcasts?

4. Describe the Western Hemisphere University of the Bible. What kind of courses were taught and how could one earn a degree there?

5. Explain why the narrator thinks Helga is "amazingly well-preserved."

6. What is Abraham Epstein's mother hoping to prove when she speaks to the narrator in German?

7. Why is Helga presumed to be dead?

8. Describe Heinz Schildknecht's wife as the narrator portrays her. Why does he not like her?

9. How and where does the narrator learn the lurid details of his father-in-law's death and what does the narrator find troubling about the article, besides the fact that it is about the death of someone he knows?

10. What is the significance of the leather strap that Bernard Mengel mentions?

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