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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is there a conflict between Walter and Ulrich, according to Clarisse?
(a) Walter wants to be the Count's favorite.
(b) Walter is in love with Clarisse.
(c) Ulrich is jealous of Walter's wealth.
(d) Walter is jealous of Ulrich's success.
2. According to the author in Chapter 85, how does Nature create unity?
(a) By creating all life from the same basic materials.
(b) By combining opposites.
(c) By smoothing over differences.
(d) By creating specialized roles for everyone and everything.
3. Who becomes infatuated with Diotima in Chapter 85?
(a) General Stumm.
(b) Count Leinsdorf.
4. How was Diotima's invitation in Chapter 80 received?
(a) He was intrigued by it.
(b) He didn't understand why it was sent.
(c) He didn't want to go, but felt obligated to.
(d) He was thrilled to receive it.
5. What is the General's response to Ulrich's assertion that he values intellect too highly in Chapter 85?
(a) He values intellect only when it is combined with other virtues.
(b) He doesn't value intellect more than anyone else, but he appreciates it more.
(c) He is accustomed to being around intellectuals, so stupid people bore him.
(d) He has found too much anti-intellectualism in the soldiers' mess halls over the years.
6. According to the author in Chapter 92, what belief is commonly held by rich people?
(a) That money has no real value, and a person's life can't be measured by it.
(b) That families who have been rich for generations are somehow better than those who just came into money.
(c) That poor people are poor because they are lazy.
(d) That being rich is not as much of a privilege as poor people
7. How is Count Leinsdorf addressed?
(a) His Highness.
(b) His Majesty.
(c) His Excellency.
(d) His Lordship.
8. According to Arnheim in Chapter 92, what group of people frequently gave him the most trouble?
(a) People who suddenly came into great quantities of money.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) The poor.
(d) The intelligentsia.
9. How does Diotima feel about adultery in Chapter 94?
(a) She is repulsed by it, and would never entertain the thought.
(b) She wouldn't commit adultery herself, but understands why other women might.
(c) She has already committed adultery, and sees no problem with it.
(d) She has found herself seriously considering it.
10. What is one of the main ideas brought into Diotima's circle of intellectuals in Chapter 89?
11. Who is Count Leinsdorf?
(a) Ulrich's uncle.
(b) An acquaintance of Leo and Klementine.
(c) One of Diotima's best friends.
(d) Gerda's brother-in-law.
12. What might be the result if the philosopher mentioned in Chapter 77 were to do what the author suggests?
(a) He would usher in a new era of philosophy and politics.
(b) He would be able to change the course of history.
(c) He would easily get a writing job.
(d) He would be laughed at.
13. What is the collective title for Arnheim and Diotima's activities?
(a) The Creative Coalition.
(b) The Collateral Campaign.
(c) The Coalition of Concerned Intellectuals.
(d) The Aristocratic Collective.
14. Who is Soliman?
(a) An African boy who was adopted by an Austrian family.
(b) An African businessman, working in Austria.
(c) Diotima's nephew.
(d) A poor enslaved boy, who is lucky enough to work for a very wealthy family.
15. To whom is Gerda engaged?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Ulrich's relationship with Gerda, as described in Chapter 74?
2. How is Diotima described?
3. What effect does Arnheim's family business have on his relationship with General Stumm in Chapter 89?
4. According to the author, why are some writers' situations strange?
5. What does Clarisse think is the main difference between the two men she compares in Chapter 97?
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