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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Ulrich travel in Chapter 21?
(a) To Liege.
(b) To France.
(c) To Australia.
(d) To Prague.

2. Who was on trial in Chapter 30?
(a) Moosbrugger.
(b) Clarisse.
(c) Bonadea.
(d) Arnheim.

3. Where did Musil spend most of his life?
(a) Slovakia.
(b) Germany.
(c) Austria.
(d) America.

4. Which of the following groups of writers shared the same literary lineage with Musil?
(a) Goethe, Marx, and Whitmore.
(b) Tolstoy, Balzac, and Dostoevsky.
(c) Milton, Yeats, and Balzac.
(d) Spencer, Wordsworth, and Shakespeare.

5. According to Ulrich in Chapter 11, what was the paradoxical power of engineering?
(a) That jobs in the field would open, and then close up.
(b) That it empowered and enslaved.
(c) That it led those in the profession to fight and then make peace.
(d) That more equipment would end up being broken than getting fixed.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Musil, which of the following presented a paradox at the turn of the Century?

2. Whom of the following was Ulrich apparently better at implementation than in Chapter 15?

3. Which of the following statements best describes what the Count said to Diotoma about her idea in Chapter 25?

4. Why was the woman in Chapter 15 sad about her husband?

5. Whom of the following was Ulrich curious about in order to understand what a man of importance was like?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the circumstances that made Musil move to Germany initially.

2. Describe Bonadea.

3. Describe Moosbrugger's reaction to public fame in Chapter 54.

4. What did Musil notice about the men at the event in Chapter 72?

5. What did Clarisse's piano playing with her husband reveal?

6. Describe Rachel.

7. What did Rachel do for Soliman in Chapter 44?

8. What made Arnheim famous in Chapter 48?

9. What did Musil say about philosophers' take on violent people in Chapter 64?

10. How did Clarisse compare her husband with Ulrich in Chapter 15?

(see the answer keys)

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