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Adam Gopnik
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the bill supported by Le Pen which would have required people inform police if they had a foreign guest?
(a) Vichy bill.
(b) Le Pen's bill.
(c) Debre bill.
(d) Crise bill.

2. How did Karen Mulder "steal the show" at the Yves Saint Laurent show?
(a) She wore a see through top and covered her breats with her fingertips.
(b) She slapped Claudia Schiffer.
(c) She wore a jaw dropping red dress created for her by the designer.
(d) She sat next to Georgio Armani and refused to acknowledge Christian Lacroix.

3. What is the title of the daily sports paper in France?
(a) Le Monde.
(b) L'Equipe.
(c) Liberation.
(d) Le Sports.

4. What year did Gopnik enjoy his first stay in Paris for one year?
(a) 1982.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1991.
(d) 1973.

5. In what way was Gopnik worried that the strike would affect his life in the chapter The Strike?
(a) He was worried that his telephone service would be interrupted.
(b) He was worried he would not receive a turkey he had ordered.
(c) He was worried his apartment would be vandalized.
(d) He was worried he wouldn't be able to use the metro for his daily commute.

6. Which two American authors does Philippe Sollers debate with Gopnik?
(a) Sinclair and Faulkner.
(b) Roth and Updike.
(c) Fitzgerald and Twain.
(d) Dickinson and Hemingway.

7. How does Gopnik's turkey in The Strike compare with his previous experiences with turkeys?
(a) It is the best tasting turkey he has ever had.
(b) It tastes much poorer than other turkeys he has had.
(c) It has a very tough texture, but still tastes good.
(d) It is much more salty than he remembers turkey being.

8. What is Gopnik's model of fax machine?
(a) Le Presidente.
(b) Timprenteur 2000.
(c) Le Premiere fax.
(d) Galeo 5000.

9. What book written by Juppe does Gopnik mention in Private Domain?
(a) Verite.
(b) L'Affaire des logements.
(c) Emile.
(d) La Tentation de Vinse.

10. How many Jews were deported to Auschwitz death camp while Papon was in power?
(a) 1,500.
(b) 500.
(c) 50.
(d) 3,000.

11. What do the students want to achieve from their strike?
(a) They want better health benefits.
(b) They want smaller classes and more government subsidies.
(c) They want more government housing options for students and newer buildings on college campuses.
(d) They want more guaranteed jobs after graduation.

12. Which area of Paris does Gopnik find his apartment in?
(a) The Fourth Arrondissment.
(b) The Seventh Arrondissement.
(c) He isn't able to find an apartment in Paris and moves to the suburbs.
(d) The Sixth Arrondissement.

13. Which famous writer had once been the mayor of Bordeaux, as mentioned in the chapter Private Domain?
(a) Montaigne.
(b) Emile Zola.
(c) Pascal.
(d) Descartes.

14. Shortly after the problem with the tourist, why was the tower closed for several days in Trouble at the Tower?
(a) A new elevator was installed.
(b) The government installed automated ticket takers.
(c) Security cameras were being mounted on the tower.
(d) The workers went on strike.

15. How long did the jury deliberate in the Papon case?
(a) All night.
(b) Three days.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) One hour.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Adam and Martha buy from BHV, that they had to return in The Winter Circus?

2. How does Paris look at the time of the strike in the chapter, The Strike?

3. What was the first fashion show that Gopnik attended in France?

4. What did Adam's gym do to celebrate their opening?

5. After the tourist, a successful writer, formed a complaint against the tower employee in Trouble at the Tower, what action was taken?

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