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Adam Gopnik
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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 was the profession of Gopnik's parents?
(a) They were college professors.
(b) They were both writers.
(c) They were chefs.
(d) They were artists.

2. What was Papon accused of during his trial?
(a) Embezzlement of goods taken from Jewish holocaust victims.
(b) Theft.
(c) First degree murder.
(d) Complicity in crimes against humanity.

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

4. How many good soccer teams does Paris have?
(a) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which designer created a forest-like set in Couture Shock?

2. Which famous writer had once been the mayor of Bordeaux, as mentioned in the chapter Private Domain?

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

4. What color of track suits do the employees of Adam's gym wear?

5. What book written by Juppe does Gopnik mention in Private Domain?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the French feel about American Halloween?

2. What happens when Gopnik decides to finish the Rookie story?

3. Why does Gopnik think that Prime Minister Alain Juppe was probably relieved by the Islamic terrorist bombing in Private Domain?

4. What prompts Gopnik to invent the bedtime story of The Rookie for his son Luke?

5. Why don't people buy the one thousand outfits exhibited at the haute couture shows?

6. What was the goal of the strikers in the chapter, The Strike?

7. Why is it difficult to be lonely in Paris, according to Gopnik?

8. What type of reaction does Alice have towards vegetables at the market?

9. According to Gopnik, how is pregnancy and childbirth viewed differently in France from the U.S.?

10. How is Luke exposed to Barney for the first time?

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