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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Jake is about to leave the dance-club, what does he give the patronne for Georgette?
(a) Fifty francs
(b) His address
(c) A bottle of wine
(d) A brandy and soda

2. What words does Mike repeat to describe Brett to Jake and Bill?
(a) A lovely rose
(b) A raving beauty
(c) A lovely piece
(d) A bountiful beauty

3. Why is Frances saying terrible, sarcastic comments to Cohn in front of Jake at the café?
(a) Frances is angry that Cohn made most of the wedding plans without her.
(b) Frances resents the fact that Cohn gave her 200 pounds to go back to England and stay with friends.
(c) Frances feels Cohn is too possessive of her.
(d) Frances is annoyed that Cohn will not let her go to England to visit friends.

4. What happens to Bill Gorton during his stay in Vienna?
(a) Bill wins a large sum of money betting on a prize-fight.
(b) Bill is drunk for four days in Vienna and doesn't remember much about the trip.
(c) Bill is mugged while drunk in Vienna.
(d) Bill has a wonderful trip full of pleasant memories.

5. Where do the Count, Brett, and Jake go after they finish dinner in the restaurant?
(a) They go for a tour of Paris in a horse-cab.
(b) They go to the Count's hotel room for champagne.
(c) They go dancing at Zelli's.
(d) They go for a stroll in the park.

6. When Robert Cohn returns to Paris from America, he is a changed man. In what way does he change?
(a) He withdraws into himself, rarely going out.
(b) He knows he is deeply in love with Frances.
(c) He wants to elope with Frances immediately.
(d) He is not so simple or so nice, and not as pleasant to have around.

7. What title does Robert Cohn achieve while attending Princeton?
(a) Middleweight boxing champion
(b) Heavyweight boxing champion
(c) Rhodes Scholar
(d) Princeton Review editor

8. What effect does the imitation absinthe drink called pernod have on those who drink it?
(a) It lifts their spirits, but then drops the mood just as quickly.
(b) It sustains an uplifted mood all night.
(c) It has no effect on the mood.
(d) It puts the person into a major depression.

9. What is the financial status of Robert Cohn's parents who reside in New York?
(a) They are one of the richest Jewish, New York families.
(b) They are low income, struggling to survive.
(c) They are unemployed with a bleak future.
(d) They are middle class working people.

10. Why does Robert Cohn go to America after three years in Europe?
(a) He goes to visit his mother.
(b) He teaches a literary class at Princeton.
(c) His novel is accepted at a publishing company in America.
(d) He wants to see his children.

11. How did Robert Cohn spend his time while in Europe with Frances?
(a) He takes up painting and sculpture.
(b) He starts a new arts magazine, and wines and dines Frances.
(c) He writes a novel, reads books, plays bridge, plays tennis and boxes.
(d) He goes back to school and studies law.

12. Why does Jake ask Georgette, the prostitute, to have dinner with him?
(a) He thinks she looks down and out and could use a good meal.
(b) He thinks it would be nice to eat with someone.
(c) He hopes it will lead to a more intimate time later in the evening.
(d) He feels sorry for her and hopes to talk her into a different lifestyle.

13. As Jake lies in bed, what does he start thinking about that keeps him from sleeping?
(a) He thinks about Robert Cohn and South America.
(b) He thinks about going on a trip to the bull-fights.
(c) He thinks about the war injury he received in Italy and about what might have happened to the other men who were with him in the hospital.
(d) He thinks about all the work he has to do the next day and if he will meet his deadlines.

14. What does Robert Cohn do while Jake works for two hours in the office?
(a) He stuffs manila envelopes for Jake.
(b) He looks out the window at the Paris streets.
(c) He helps Jake sort out carbons.
(d) He reads papers and falls asleep.

15. What does Cohn decide when Brett sends him a letter saying he doesn't have to go on the trip to Spain with them?
(a) He asks Jake to tell Brett not to go on the trip.
(b) He says that he would rather not go.
(c) He refuses to answer her letter.
(d) He decides to go anyway.

Short Answer Questions

1. What excuses do Brett and Jake give when the Count suggests that they get married?

2. What does Jake ask himself as he leaves Frances and Cohn in the café?

3. Jake feels he did not give an accurate picture of Robert Cohn. What does he add to his description of Cohn?

4. Jake tells Brett that he loves her so much and makes a suggestion to her. What is the suggestion?

5. What does Bill tell Jake the secret to success is?

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