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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 is Alberto dressed when Sophie meets him at the church?
(a) In regular street clothes.
(b) He is naked.
(c) Like a monk.
(d) In a tux.

2. Why is Baruch Spinoza excommunicated?
(a) For thievery.
(b) For adultery.
(c) For heresy.
(d) For being a tax collector.

3. What are Indo-European myths about?
(a) Physical ailments.
(b) The galaxy.
(c) Many Gods.
(d) Nature.

4. How often does Sophie see her father?
(a) He is away most of the time.
(b) The last Friday of each month.
(c) He is only gone a few weeks out of the year.
(d) Every night at dinner.

5. How does Thor dress to fool the giants?
(a) As a deer.
(b) As a priest.
(c) As circus folk, similar to a clown.
(d) As a woman, a goddess.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Plato believe human beings get caught in?

2. What guise does Sophie arrange so she can meet Alberto in person?

3. How does Plato use math and geometry?

4. Overall, what are the philosophers of the Baroque period like?

5. Politically, what is the Baroque period characterized with?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Hilde and the Major connected to Sophie, as known by Chapter 13? Why?

2. What is an example of the Indo-European view of history concerning cycles of history that start over again?

3. Why does Sophie's mother handle her daughter's relationship with Alberto so calmly?

4. Are the postcard that is addressed to Hilde, and Alberto's decision to teach Sophie in person, connected? Why?

5. When Sophie sees the large board with the word "Hilde" on it, does this foreshadow who "Hilde' is?

6. Does nature constrain human's free will like Spinoza believed? How?

7. Why would Sophie's banana have a birthday greeting on the inside?

8. What would be an example of Parmenides' beliefs in Sophie's life?

9. What is Sophie's den symbolic of? How?

10. Epicureans believe in seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. Is this a theme of the novel? Why?

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