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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. How many remotes does Gopnik receive for his television in Winter Circus?
(a) 1.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

2. Which is not one of the estimates of the number of domaine prive apartments listed in the chapter Private Domain?
(a) More than 4000.
(b) 3000.
(c) 1500.
(d) 1300.

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

4. According to legend, what is supposed to take the place of sports for men in France?
(a) Work and food.
(b) Hunting and food.
(c) Sex and food.
(d) Books and music.

5. What gym did Adam and Martha first try out on in Paris?
(a) Haussmann.
(b) Place Americaine.
(c) Regiment Rouge.
(d) The health club at the Ritz.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the French insist on putting on their Christmas trees?

2. What is the name of the restaurant who created the complex dessert of braised tomato?

3. Where is Gopnik's fax machine made?

4. Where is Luke's baby-sitter Nisha from?

5. What was the profession of Gopnik's parents?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the French feel about American Halloween?

3. According to Gopnik, what purpose does soccer have?

4. According to Gopnik in "Paris to the Moon", how have Americans through the generations regarded Paris?

5. Why does the midwife advise Adam not to tell the cab driver that Martha is in labor when they go to the hospital?

6. After Luke is born, what motivates Gopnik to move to Paris sooner rather than later?

7. Describe the appearance of the Balzar.

8. When Adam and Martha tell friends that they are expecting a girl, what do their friends tell them?

9. What does Gopnik think is the sublime moment in cooking?

10. What does Gopnik think the strike illustrates about the French way of coping with difficulties?

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