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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. How did Diotoma react when her husband did not take her new endeavor seriously?
(a) She was angry.
(b) She was distressed.
(c) She was not perturbed.
(d) She was jealous.

2. According to Musil, which of the following types of behaviors were expected of women?
(a) Being talkative and pushy.
(b) Being alluring - yet shy.
(c) Being provocative and bold.
(d) Being demanding and unrelenting.

3. What kind of woman was Ulrich's rescuer?
(a) Sensuous.
(b) Loving.
(c) Lustful.
(d) Deceitful.

4. Who was Ulrich's lover in Chapter 5?
(a) Mary.
(b) Leona.
(c) Ursula.
(d) Janice.

5. What type of communication did Ulrich find among the people whom he studied and worked with in Chapter 10?
(a) Closed.
(b) Underhanded.
(c) Open.
(d) Intuitive.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following groups of writers shared the same literary lineage with Musil?

2. Which of the following traits did Ulrich seem most enamored by in his lover?

3. Which of the following cases did Ulrich discuss with his acquaintance in Chapter 20?

4. Which of the following was the War in which Musil served?

5. What was the name of the person whom people wanted Ulrich to meet in Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. What about Ulrich's colleagues made him desperate to leave the profession of engineering in Chapter 14?

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

3. Why did Soliman get jealous and angry when he grew up?

4. Describe Arnheim and Diotima's relationship in Chapter 41.

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

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

7. Describe Diotima's change into maturity at the beginning of Chapter 25.

8. In Chapter 30 during Moosbrugger's trial, what was brought to light as having strange effects?

9. Describe the love interest that friends pushed Ulrich to make in Chapter 22.

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

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