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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. What was the end result of Gamma's poetry?
(a) Poorly written, but heart-felt.
(b) Well-written.
(c) Moving and deeply felt.
(d) Careful word arrangements that said nothing.

2. Often when Milosz sees women walking through the streets of Paris, what does he remember?
(a) His dead wife.
(b) A Jewish girl shot while running for her life.
(c) A Polish girl brushing her hair.
(d) An unknown girl run over by an SS truck.

3. In Russia, what organization did Gamma and several of his friends create?
(a) The Society for the Well-Being of Mankind.
(b) The Union of Patriots.
(c) The Union of Workers.
(d) The Society of Enlightened Communist Workers.

4. Where did the man Gamma grow up?
(a) A party member's home.
(b) The city.
(c) An eighteenth-century palace.
(d) The country.

5. After two years, Delta returned again to favor, and how did his future look?
(a) He could not be assured that it will last.
(b) He was returned only for the translation of a Shakespeare poem.
(c) He was given a ten-year contract.
(d) He could be assured that it will last.

Short Answer Questions

1. When man is faced with constant death and when life seems meaningless, how does dialectical materialism seem?

2. When he spent time in Moscow, what kinds of reports did Delta send back?

3. In light of Beta's poetry, how does Milosz treat the modern artist's potential?

4. How can the relationship between Gamma and the author be described?

5. In Chapter 8, how does the party treat whatever is not expressed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Delta's poetry some of the most insightful work being written at the time?

2. Milosz states that the goals of the workers are far different from those of the state. How is this so?

3. Beta's anger toward mankind became directed toward a fear of self-deception. How did this happen?

4. Rather than blaming these four men for the choices they made, Milosz says they were slaves to history. How is this true?

5. Milosz opens Chapter VI with a description of Vilna as it existed during his childhood. Is this simply to introduce Gamma or is there another reason?

6. Delta, in wandering the roads in France, met people from many different nations. How did this universal migration prepare the way even more for communist rule?

7. How are the peasants, in several ways, the most helpless class of people?

8. How was Delta able to play the game that the center demanded of him--and be better at it?

9. Beta saw life only in terms of society rather than in terms of individual man. How was this his downfall?

10. Milosz calls Beta's reaction to the concentration camp life sadistic. How is this true?

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