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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. At the party in Chapter 5, what type of game do the guests play after dinner?
2. At the end of Chapter 6, what is Pnin worried that he broke while cleaning up after the housewarming party?
(a) A vase from his marriage to Liza.
(b) A beautiful bowl that Victor sent him.
(c) His mother's priceless china.
(d) A goblet.
3. How old is Victor in Chapter 4?
4. At the party in Chapter 5, what do the guests have for dinner?
(a) Traditional German food.
(b) Traditional Polish food.
(c) Traditional French food.
(d) Traditional Russian food.
5. What does Victor smell and hear at his school?
(a) Smells of incense, clanging of bells, and cries of children playing at recess.
(b) Smells of chalk, ringing of whistles, and cries of children wanting to go home.
(c) Smells of old shoes, snapping of fingers, and laughter of children.
(d) Smells of peppermint gum, banging of rulers, and whistling of the students.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the party in Chapter 5, who is the other man, beside Pnin, that is also considered a youngster?
2. In Chapter 6, what country is the department head's replacement from?
3. What is it about Victor that troubles his parents?
4. When does Victor learn of Pnin's existence?
5. In Chapter 4, what does Pnin buy Victor in preparation for his visit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pnin give to Victor during their first meeting?
2. Who is the artist that Pnin meets while going for a swim in the lake, and what does Pnin wish after meeting him?
3. What happens to Pnin while traveling to the cabin in Chapter 5?
4. Who runs St. Bartholomew's? Describe in detail.
5. Describe the character of Victor.
6. How popular are Pnin's classes and how stable is his teaching position?
7. What is Pnin worried that he might have broken at the end of Chapter 6?
8. Why is Pnin somewhat sad after visiting with Betty Bliss?
9. What does Hagen tell Pnin before he leaves the party?
10. What do Roza Shpolyanski and Pnin talk about at the party in Chapter 5?
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