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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. To whom does Gerda go with her knowledge of Arnheim's motives in Chapter 119?
2. How does General Stumm's relationship with Ulrich develop?
(a) Ulrich doesn't really want the General to confide in him, but he does it anyway.
(b) The General feels that he should be careful what he tells Ulrich because he doesn't trust him completely.
(c) The General doesn't understand why he has begun feeling as though he can confide in Ulrich.
(d) The General feels that he can tell Ulrich anything and can trust Ulrich not to betray him.
3. What do Ulrich and Arnheim decide regarding Moosbrugger in Chapter 121?
(a) That it is a shame that he was imprisoned, but there isn't anything they can do about it.
(b) That they should raise money for him to appeal his sentencing.
(c) That if he were executed, it would save the community a great deal of money.
(d) Protecting the community from him is more important than his welfare.
4. How does Ulrich respond during the demonstrations in Chapter 120?
(a) He stands to defend the person they are protesting.
(b) He watches from a distance.
(c) He tries to calm the crowd.
(d) He gets involved in the protest.
5. For whom does Rachel work?
(b) The Tuzzis.
(c) General Stumm.
6. Which individual is not mentioned by Ulrich as one of his long-term friends in Chapter 103?
7. Why isn't Ulrich surprised by the relationship that Arnheim and Diotima have?
(a) Arnheim had all the same qualities that caused Diotima to fall in love with her husband.
(b) Diotima had a propensity for becoming infatuated with men she couldn't have.
(c) He never understood why her husband tolerated Arnheim's attentions toward her.
(d) Arnheim had told Ulrich about his plan to woo Diotima.
8. For whom does Soliman work?
(a) General Stumm.
(c) The Tuzzis.
9. The people wish that there were a living generation to experience what, according to Chapter 108?
(a) A classless society.
(b) A world without war.
(c) A society where there was no one extremely poor or extremely rich.
(d) The presence of the Messiah.
10. What does Ulrich do when he encounters a prostitute in Chapter 122?
(a) He gives her money but doesn't want her services.
(b) Nothing; he ignores her and walks on.
(c) He gives her money in exchange for services.
(d) He spits on her and walks away.
11. What does Ulrich notice about his own behavior in Chapter 103?
(a) He can be very manipulative when he wants to be and has no intention of changing that.
(b) There have been inconsistencies in his behavior throughout his life, and that probably won't change.
(c) He is unable to conform to societal standards that he doesn't think are justified.
(d) His behavior used to be inconsistent, but he has been working on that, and getting better.
12. Which other character cares deeply about the topic discussed by Ulrich and Arnheim in Chapter 121?
(a) Permanent Secretary Tuzzi.
(d) Count Leinsdorf.
13. Why do Rachel and Soliman find it difficult to be together in Chapter 117?
(a) Their master and mistress, whether intentionally or not, keep interfering with their plans.
(b) They both have too much work to do, and can't find time to be alone.
(c) There is no place for them to rendezvous without being caught.
(d) They are not allowed to leave their respective homes.
14. Ulrich notices in Chapter 122 that Arnheim refers to Goethe in what way?
(a) As an example of a person who knew how to execute ideas, but who didn't have much talent.
(b) As an example of a talented person who didn't know how to properly execute his ideas.
(c) As someone who, Arnheim feels, represents the spirit of his campaign.
(d) As an authority figure when Arnheim needs the support.
15. According to the author in Chapter 116, what is the main thing that is holding Ulrich back?
(a) He is not as intelligent as he tries to make people believe he is.
(b) He suppresses parts of his personality.
(c) His wife.
(d) His social status.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Moosbrugger's trial reached the courts, what type of issue did it become?
2. Why does Ulrich attempt to sleep with Gerda in Chapter 119?
3. Who initiated the affair between Ulrich and Bonadea?
4. What point of view does the author use in Chapter 119 to relate the thoughts and feelings of Ulrich and Gerda?
5. Who is giving a speech in Chapter 116?
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