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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which individual is mentioned as being one of the author's influences in Chapter 91?
(a) Immanuel Kant.
(b) Niccolo Machiavelli.
(c) Charles Dickens.
(d) Josef Stalin.

2. Who is Soliman?
(a) An African boy who was adopted by an Austrian family.
(b) Diotima's nephew.
(c) A poor enslaved boy, who is lucky enough to work for a very wealthy family.
(d) An African businessman, working in Austria.

3. How is Diotima described?
(a) Good-looking, but not very intelligent.
(b) Good-looking and intelligent, but arrogant and snobbish.
(c) Intelligent and polite, but not very good-looking.
(d) Very good-looking, polite, and intelligent.

4. What did Arnheim explain to Diotima in Chapter 76?
(a) Some of the Count's characteristics are a natural byproduct of his status.
(b) Diotima's husband can't better his position without the Count's blessings.
(c) Diotima doesn't have the social stature to question the Count.
(d) The Count is severely opposed to anti-Semitism and actively works against it.

5. Which character from the previous volume is reintroduced in Chapter 74?
(a) Arnheim.
(b) Leo.
(c) Ulrich.
(d) Gerda.

6. What is the general rule stated in Chapter 92, regarding people with ideas?
(a) There are more people who can execute ideas than there are people with ideas.
(b) The people with ideas are often reluctant to allow others to execute those ideas for them.
(c) There are plenty of people who can execute ideas, but only a few can do it well.
(d) There are more people with ideas than there are people who can execute those ideas.

7. What question regarding businessmen does Arnheim explore in Chapter 96?
(a) What businesses are the most profitable.
(b) Where most businessmen choose to reside, and why.
(c) What effect their careers have on their family lives.
(d) What makes them successful.

8. Who are Gerda's parents?
(a) Ulrich and Diotima.
(b) Ulrich and Klementine.
(c) Hans and Diotima.
(d) Leo and Klementine.

9. The author claims that the General suffered from becoming repeatedly infatuated with what types of women?
(a) Intimidating ones.
(b) Greedy ones.
(c) Promiscuous ones.
(d) Attractive but unintelligent ones.

10. What mistaken idea does Arnheim possess in Chapter 92?
(a) Diotima values him only for his wealth and financial contributions to her cause.
(b) That people are interested in him as a person and not in his wealth.
(c) He could continue to associate with the same people even if he were not rich.
(d) It is his wealth that impresses people and not his personal qualities.

11. What did Diotima discuss with Arnheim in Chapter 76?
(a) The Count's marital situation.
(b) Anti-Semitism.
(c) Her complaints about the Count.
(d) Her husband's political future.

12. What does Clarisse realize about her husband in Chapter 97?
(a) She is afraid of him.
(b) He is no longer in love with her.
(c) He is afraid of her.
(d) He was never in love with her.

13. Of what nationality is Arnheim?
(a) Swiss.
(b) Prussian.
(c) Austrian.
(d) German.

14. Ulrich urges General Stumm to do what, in Chapter 84?
(a) Retire from his military career to pursue one that he enjoys.
(b) Tell Diotima how he feels about her.
(c) Not take thinking so seriously.
(d) Take the opportunity to invest in a new business.

15. 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 is accustomed to being around intellectuals, so stupid people bore him.
(c) He doesn't value intellect more than anyone else, but he appreciates it more.
(d) He has found too much anti-intellectualism in the soldiers' mess halls over the years.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the information presented in Chapter 92, what does money do?

2. What relationship is mentioned by the author in Chapter 96?

3. According to the author in Chapter 85, how does Nature create unity?

4. What does Arnheim end up doing in Chapter 86?

5. How does the author describe Clarisse?

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