Pnin Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Two.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Laurence Clements wife's name?
(a) Joan.
(b) Jane.
(c) Janis.
(d) Judith.

2. Why doesn't Laurence want Pnin to stay in his house?
(a) He thinks Pnin is mean.
(b) He thinks Pnin is strange.
(c) He thinks Pnin is dirty.
(d) He hates Pnin.

3. How would Pnin's English be described?
(a) Perfectly fluent.
(b) Greatly improved.
(c) Very poor.
(d) Okay.

4. What is Pnin dependent on using when he reaches the town in Chapter 1?
(a) A prepared text.
(b) A dictionary.
(c) His inhaler.
(d) His lap top.

5. Where was Pnin born?
(a) France.
(b) Germany.
(c) Poland.
(d) Russia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the college where Pnin is a professor?

2. Why can't Pnin get his bag back from the man in Chapter 1?

3. What happened right before Pnin left his home country?

4. At the end of chapter 1, what poem does Pnin recall reciting in front of the entire school when he was a child?

5. By what means is Pnin traveling at the beginning of the book?

(see the answer key)

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