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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which German is mentioned in Chapter 96 as being one of the greats who arose from a class of prosperous tradesmen?
(a) Goethe.
(b) Hitler.
(c) Nietzsche.
(d) Wagner.

2. How did Diotima feel when the individual who received the invitation in Chapter 80 arrived at her home?
(a) Surprised.
(b) Disappointed.
(c) Excited.
(d) Annoyed.

3. How does Diotima feel about adultery in Chapter 94?
(a) She wouldn't commit adultery herself, but understands why other women might.
(b) She has found herself seriously considering it.
(c) She has already committed adultery, and sees no problem with it.
(d) She is repulsed by it, and would never entertain the thought.

4. What happens when a book becomes important enough, according to the author?
(a) It goes into the canon of literary classics.
(b) It becomes a best-seller.
(c) It is deemed worthy of certain kinds of attention.
(d) It is referenced in other literary works.

5. Which two people admit to liking Ulrich in Chapter 93?
(a) General Stumm and Arnheim.
(b) General Stumm and Permanent Secretary Tuzzi.
(c) Arnheim and Permanent Secretary Tuzzi.
(d) Arnheim and Diotima.

6. Which ancient philosopher is the topic of Chapter 77?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Plato.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Aristophanes.

7. One of the Count's acquaintances is mentioned in Chapter 84 as supporting what type of establishment?
(a) A library.
(b) An orphanage.
(c) A sanitarium.
(d) A hospital.

8. How is Count Leinsdorf addressed?
(a) His Majesty.
(b) His Lordship.
(c) His Excellency.
(d) His Highness.

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

10. To whom is Gerda engaged?
(a) Ulrich.
(b) Leo.
(c) Arnheim.
(d) Hans.

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

12. Why is there a conflict between Walter and Ulrich, according to Clarisse?
(a) Ulrich is jealous of Walter's wealth.
(b) Walter is in love with Clarisse.
(c) Walter wants to be the Count's favorite.
(d) Walter is jealous of Ulrich's success.

13. What relationship does Arnheim use as an example to illustrate the importance of the concept he brings up in Chapter 96?
(a) A house and its owner.
(b) A dog and his master.
(c) A horse and his rider.
(d) A boat and its captain.

14. What is Leo's reaction to the topic Ulrich introduces in Chapter 73?
(a) He doesn't express an opinion either way.
(b) He dislikes it but doesn't get worked up about it.
(c) He is undecided.
(d) He passionately opposes it.

15. What was the General's attitude toward his job as time went on?
(a) He held on to it, not out of any real interest, but for the sake of job security.
(b) He became disillusioned with the reality of military life.
(c) He still enjoyed his work and cared a great deal about his performance.
(d) He became hungry for power as time went on.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author suggests in Chapter 77 that an ancient philosopher could do what?

2. What important concept is introduced in Chapter 99?

3. What is the Count's major source of wealth?

4. In Chapter 81, how often does Ulrich meet with Count Leinsdorf?

5. What was the topic of the letter that Clarisse wrote to Count Leinsdorf in Chapter 82?

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