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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Yegudkin talk about while Jack is resting between pieces?
(a) His hatred of America.
(b) The United States and it's military power.
(c) The United States and Russia.
(d) His experience of leaving Russia.
2. How does Jack feel about his father now that Dale has been gone for three weeks?
(a) He is frightened and wants his father home.
(b) He does not want his father to come home until fall.
(c) He does not understand what his father is doing.
(d) He is both hateful and envious.
3. What is in the shallow drawer of Yegudkin's desk in his office?
(a) Reeds for instruments.
(b) Letters from family in Russia.
(c) Mouthpieces for horns.
(d) Tools for repairing horns.
4. What does Jack notice about his father since his return home?
(a) HIs eyes not longer sparkle, and he does not have a actor's style.
(b) He does not like to talk to people anymore.
(c) He has lost his sense of humor.
(d) His eyes no longer work as well as they used to.
5. What is an "Alexander?"
(a) A type of tuba.
(b) A type of French horn.
(c) A type of trumpet.
(d) A type of trombone.
6. What does Jack say to his father while he stands in the living room door?
(a) He says simply "Hi, dad."
(b) He says, "Welcome home."
(c) He says "Why have you come home?"
(d) He says "Love you, dad."
7. Where does Yegudkin's wife sit while he teaches?
(a) On the bench outside the library.
(b) In a rocking chair in the library.
(c) In a rocking chair in his office.
(d) On the bench outside his door.
8. What does Jack conclude about his teacher?
(a) Yegudkin loves America and hates Russia.
(b) Yegudkin loves Russia and hates America.
(c) Yegudkin hates America and misses Russia.
(d) Yegudkin hates both America and Russia.
9. In their lesson after he has played the horn for Jack, what does Yegudkin not speak of that he normally does in Jack's lessons?
(a) His love for America.
(b) The beauty of the world.
(c) The stupidity of musicians.
(d) The stupidity of mankind.
10. How does the graduate student react to his teacher's horn playing?
(a) He sits, legs folded, and waits.
(b) He sits, arms crossed, dismayed.
(c) He sits, hands on his knees, in a daze.
(d) He sits, hands in the air, stunned.
11. What makes Jack turn his head and look up while he is thinking and preparing the cows for milking in the barn?
(a) HIs uncle speaks to him.
(b) One of the farmhands needs help.
(c) His cousin asks him a question.
(d) His mother come to talk to him.
12. Where does Jack take his French horn lessons?
(a) New York University.
(b) The Julliard School.
(c) The Eastman School of Music.
(d) The New School.
13. How does Yegudkin's wife survive their ordeal?
(a) She is left behind and lives in a work camp.
(b) She is blinded by the wounds she received.
(c) She is terribly crippled from the gunshots.
(d) She is hardly harmed by the soldiers.
14. How does the narrator describe the look in Yegudkin's eyes as he handles the Alexander?
(a) Madness, joy, or confusion.
(b) Madness, excitement, or greed.
(c) Madness, anger, or resentment.
(d) Madness, lust, or gluttony.
15. What does Yegudkin say to Jack at the end of their lesson?
(a) "Next lesson?"
(b) "Next Saturday?"
(c) "Next week?"
(d) "Next month?"
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Yegudkin give his lessons on Saturdays?
2. What is the foundation note for the horn Yegudkin is playing?
3. What is Jack's horn teacher's nickname?
4. What poems does Jack's father recite in public now that he has returned home?
5. What does Yegudkin tell Jack of Russia and its power?
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