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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Boris say he suspects stole the painting in Chapter 11: “The Gentleman’s Canal”?
(a) Sascha.
(b) Cosmo.
(c) Welty.
(d) Miyako.

2. What does the construction worker tell Theo his old apartment building is being renovated into in Chapter 8: “The Shop-Behind-the-Shop, continued”?
(a) Upscale condos.
(b) A clothing store.
(c) A bank.
(d) A school.

3. Who is the author of Being and Time?
(a) John Steinbeck.
(b) Francois de la Fochefoucauld.
(c) Martin Heidegger.
(d) T. E. Lawrence.

4. Platt Barbour tells Theo that he has just begun working for what academic publisher in Chapter 9: “Everything of Possibility”?
(a) Blake-Barrows.
(b) Knopf.
(c) Compton and Smith.
(d) Penguin.

5. The following quote opens Part IV of The Goldfinch: “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.” Who is attributed to this quotation?
(a) John Steinbeck.
(b) Carson McCullers.
(c) Beethoven.
(d) Schiller.

6. Of what does Theo say in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point,” “that was what the insurance companies called it, catastrophe so random or arcane that there was otherwise no taking the measure of it”?
(a) An act of God.
(b) An act of Nature.
(c) Inflation.
(d) Liability.

7. How many letters does Theo set out to write before committing suicide in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point”?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

8. What is the real name of the bar/restaurant that Hobie refers to as “the Local” in Chapter 8: “The Shop-Behind-the-Shop, continued”?
(a) The Rainbow Room.
(b) The White Horse Tavern.
(c) The Dead Pony Tavern.
(d) Katz's Deli.

9. What word used in Chapter 9: “Everything of Possibility” means to confuse or bewilder?
(a) Interrogate.
(b) Delineate.
(c) Obfuscate.
(d) Calibrate.

10. Theo says in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point,” “Whatever you said about my dad, you couldn’t say he didn’t have” what?
(a) Courage.
(b) A cohesive world view.
(c) Ambition.
(d) Intelligence.

11. Who tells Theo that he’s seen men stalking outside of the antiques shop in Chapter 10: “The Idiot”?
(a) Mike.
(b) Boris.
(c) Gyuri.
(d) Grisha.

12. What does Theo do with the piece of paper that he’s written his locker number and combination at the storage facility in Chapter 8: “The Shop-Behind-the-Shop, continued”?
(a) He throws it away.
(b) He puts it in a postal box.
(c) He mails it to his father.
(d) He hides it in his room.

13. What nickname does Bobo Silver have in the novel?
(a) The Sharp Shot.
(b) The Shark.
(c) The Nine-Pin.
(d) The Mensch.

14. Who is the following quote attributed to in the opening of Part III of the novel? “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”
(a) Arthur Rimbaud.
(b) Carson McCullers.
(c) John Steinbeck.
(d) Francois de la Fochefoucauld.

15. What room number does Theo have at the hotel in Amsterdam in Chapter 11: “The Gentleman’s Canal”?
(a) 89.
(b) 27.
(c) 23.
(d) 46.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Boris day his wife’s name is in Chapter 10: “The Idiot”?

2. What is the name of the equestrian school that Platt Barbour says his parents sent him to as soon as he could tie his shoelaces in Chapter 9: “Everything of Possibility”?

3. What bank are the bank draft and deposit slip printed from that Theo takes to the meeting with the underground art thugs in Chapter 11: “The Gentleman’s Canal”?

4. How much money does Boris say he is giving to Theo when he finally appears at the Amsterdam hotel in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point”?

5. What is the name of Theo’s bike-messenger drug-dealer in Chapter 9: “Everything of Possibility”?

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