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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Henry's mistress?
(a) Wendy.
(b) Bailey.
(c) Layla.
(d) Carol.

2. What word best describes Henry on the walk he takes with Nathan?
(a) Surly.
(b) Annoyed.
(c) Uncertain.
(d) Combative.

3. What does Henry feel without his children near?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Sad.
(c) Confused.
(d) Strange.

4. Who is Henry's wife?
(a) Layla.
(b) Carol.
(c) Maddie.
(d) Bailey.

5. What term does Henry use when speaking of Jew versus Arab?
(a) "We."
(b) "They."
(c) "Us."
(d) "Them."

6. Whom does Nathan believe to be an overly theatrical front-line soldier?
(a) Shuki.
(b) Lippman.
(c) Jimmy Ben-Joseph.
(d) Johnson.

7. What does Nathan worry may have killed Nathan?
(a) Being a Jew.
(b) Being depressed.
(c) Being a cheater.
(d) Being married.

8. What does Nathan attempt to write?
(a) A television show.
(b) A new novel.
(c) A newspaper article.
(d) A eulogy.

9. What does Henry not mention during his time with Nathan?
(a) His wife.
(b) His children.
(c) His mistress.
(d) His job.

10. What is Maria's heritage?
(a) Swiss.
(b) German.
(c) Italian.
(d) English.

11. What is the source of Nathan's Jewish memories?
(a) His second wife.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) His first wife.
(d) His third wife.

12. Who once considered moving to Switzerland?
(a) Henry.
(b) Nathan.
(c) Wendy.
(d) Carol.

13. Who is Maria's daughter?
(a) Phoebe.
(b) Maddie.
(c) Bailey.
(d) Layla.

14. Nathan compares Lippman to ______________.
(a) Henry.
(b) Himself.
(c) His father.
(d) Shuki.

15. With whom does Henry go to Israel?
(a) Carol.
(b) His children.
(c) His dental colleagues.
(d) Nathan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maria judge herself against?

2. What happens to Henry in "Part 2 Basel, pages 13-49"?

3. What does Henry find surprising about Maria?

4. What is Henry's response when Nathan mentions the telephone call he had with Henry's daughter?

5. What type of woman does Maria worry she is?

(see the answer keys)

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