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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 does the narrator of part five really want for breakfast before meeting Helena?
(a) A red-eye.
(b) Yogurt and fruit.
(c) Coffee and toast.
(d) A hearty breakfast and a shot of vodka.
2. What is Jaroslav particularly fond of, as he details in part four?
(a) Jazz music.
(b) Moravian folk music.
(c) Chamber music.
(d) Baroque music.
3. Who leads a traditional Moravian wedding?
(a) The witness.
(b) The bride.
(c) The patriarch.
(d) The groom.
4. How many mothers sit in a semi-circle in the simulated baptism in part five?
5. According to Ludvik, what is the one good feature about newspapers?
(a) They make no noise.
(b) The journalists.
(c) They spread the news.
(d) The uses for leftover newspaper.
Short Answer Questions
1. How far back does Jaroslav trace his beloved music back in history? Where do the musical roots begin?
2. After what family event did Ludvik denounce the Church?
3. Who finally broke Lucie of her fear of physical intimacy?
4. What did the director of the state-farm call Lucie?
5. What does the narrator of part five have for breakfast before meeting Helena?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to the historical music and literature of Czech nation in the nineteenth century?
2. What makes Kostka afraid of women?
3. How did Kostka feel about Ludvik defending him to the University?
4. How does Kostka justify leaving his wife and child?
5. Describe the Helena Ludvik is finally attracted to.
6. Describe Jaroslav's house.
7. Why doesn't Ludvik search for Lucie after she goes missing? How about after he is free from Ostrava?
8. How is Jaroslav's planning developing for the upcoming Ride of the Kings progressing?
9. How does Kostka feel about how he treated Lucie, when he reflects back?
10. Describe the way Ludvik is successful in his seduction of Helena.
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