Chapters I and II
1. When was "The American" originally published in book form?
2. In what magazine was "The American" originally published as a series?
(a) The Atlantic Monthly.
(b) The New Yorker.
3. What is Newman's full name?
(a) The reader never finds out.
(b) Jackson Christopher Newman Smith.
(c) Christopher Newman.
(d) Jackson Christopher Newman Smith III.
4. What does Newman use, when the novel opens, as a guide for the Louvre?
(a) An audio tour.
(b) A private tour.
(c) A librarian.
(d) A tour book.
5. Where is Newman from?
6. How is Newman described in the opening chapter of "The American"?
(a) As being attractive.
(b) As being extraordinarily short.
(c) As being very dangerous looking.
(d) As having severe scars on his face and arms.
7. Where does Newman first see Noemie?
(a) In the Louvre.
(b) Outside on the sidewalk.
(c) At an open-air market.
(d) On a commuter train.
8. What does Noemie do for a living?
(a) Paints portraits of people she sees on the streets.
(b) Paints landscapes from famous parts of Europe.
(c) Paints replicas of paintings in the Louvre.
(d) Paints scenes from famous events in history.
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