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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What important concept is introduced in Chapter 99?
(a) Impressionism.
(b) Expressionism.
(c) Realism.
(d) Romanticism.

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

4. Which countries does Diotima specifically dislike?
(a) Austria and Denmark.
(b) Prussia and Germany.
(c) Austria and Germany.
(d) Germany and Austria.

5. Clarisse compares Moosbrugger to "the man without" what?
(a) Caring.
(b) Reservedness.
(c) Compunctions.
(d) Qualities.

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

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

8. According to the author in Chapter 85, how does Nature create unity?
(a) By smoothing over differences.
(b) By creating all life from the same basic materials.
(c) By combining opposites.
(d) By creating specialized roles for everyone and everything.

9. According to the information given in Chapter 96, what creates a calm temperament?
(a) Two different tendencies, which peacefully coexist.
(b) One tendency, which is peaceful because it doesn't know anything else.
(c) One tendency, which is peaceful because it has no competition.
(d) Two different tendencies, which are constantly battling but are evenly matched.

10. According to the information presented in Chapter 92, what does money do?
(a) It sometimes increases, even when it isn't handled well.
(b) It is an unpredictable thing, and there is no telling whether it will increase or decrease.
(c) It often decreases in spite of being handled well.
(d) It will always increase when it is handled well.

11. What does Arnheim end up doing in Chapter 86?
(a) He decides not to involve himself in Diotima's relationship with the General.
(b) He takes the General aside and talks to him about his infatuation with Diotima.
(c) Arranging to remain as Diotima's guest for an even longer period.
(d) He decides to take a step back and maintain only a casual acquaintance with Diotima.

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

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

14. According to the author in Chapter 92, what belief is commonly held by rich people?
(a) That poor people are poor because they are lazy.
(b) That money has no real value, and a person's life can't be measured by it.
(c) That being rich is not as much of a privilege as poor people
(d) That families who have been rich for generations are somehow better than those who just came into money.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author describe Clarisse?

2. In Chapter 85, the General expresses to Ulrich his disappointment in what?

3. Why is there a conflict between Walter and Ulrich, according to Clarisse?

4. Why are rich people often troubled by other peoples' reaction to their wealth?

5. Who is Count Leinsdorf?

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