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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 did Glenn refuse from Wertheimer?
(a) His watch.
(b) His piano.
(c) His invitation to visit him in Traich.
(d) His invitation to dinner.

2. Why did Glenn stay to study in Salzburg?
(a) Because it was beautiful.
(b) Because it was historical.
(c) To study with Horowitz.
(d) To play a Steinway.

3. What was the title of the book Wertheimer desired to publish?
(a) "The Austrian."
(b) "The Pianist."
(c) "The Nomad."
(d) "The Loser."

4. What did the narrator and Wertheimer relinquish after studying with Glenn?
(a) Attempts to be piano virtuosos.
(b) To be open homosexuals.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Glenn's control.

5. Where did Wertheimer hang himself?
(a) 100 steps from the Mozarteum.
(b) 100 steps from the narrator's front door.
(c) 100 steps from his sister's front door.
(d) 100 steps from his sister's back door.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Glenn and Wertheimer not tolerate?

2. Where did the trio of friends study?

3. How old was Wertheimer when he commited suicide?

4. What happened to Wertheimer when he left his house after his sister moved out?

5. What was one characteristic of Glenn?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the feelings the narrator and Glenn both had towards the public.

2. Describe what is significant about the Mozarteum.

3. How does the narrator feel about Horowitz?

4. What was ironic about Wertheimer's desire to write "The Loser"?

5. Describe the way the three friend's perceived New York City.

6. Describe the emphasis the narrator places on the way Glenn died.

7. Describe how the narrator feels about suicide.

8. What did Glenn desire in people?

9. How did Wertheimer and his sister view their inheritance?

10. Why were the "Goldberg Variations" significant to the narrator and Wertheimer?

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