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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Thinking that he is Tristan Tzara, how does Cecily characterize Henry Carr when they meet in Act 2?
(a) Decadent and nihilistic.
(b) Brilliant and radical.
(c) Foolish and profligate.
(d) Dark and mysterious.

2. What type of literature does Lenin denounce in a 1905 speech in this section?
(a) Decadent literature.
(b) Pornographic literature.
(c) Non-partisan literature.
(d) Bourgeois literature.

3. According to Bennett in this section, what are the new odds against Lenin's success?
(a) 1,000 to 1.
(b) 100 to 1.
(c) 10,000 to 1.
(d) 10 to 1.

4. Which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is not mentioned in the section?
(a) Iolanthe.
(b) The H.M.S. Pinafore.
(c) The Mikado.
(d) Patience.

5. What name does Henry Carr use to describe his "brother Jack" to Cecily (47)?
(a) Prude.
(b) Booby.
(c) Saint.
(d) Lout.

6. Why does Tzara quote so sparingly from Hugo Ball's diary in describing him to Joyce?
(a) Its copyright has not elapsed.
(b) He is making up the diary.
(c) It is written mostly in gibberish.
(d) He cannot remember much of it.

7. According to Joyce, what is the only country not to have its art well-represented in Zurich?
(a) Germany.
(b) England.
(c) Russia.
(d) France.

8. How does Carr describe his trial against Joyce at the end of Act 1?
(a) A kangaroo court.
(b) An epic battle.
(c) A fait accompli.
(d) A travesty.

9. According to a speech at the Zurich People's House in 1917, what does Lenin think his role will be in the major battles of the Russian Revolution?
(a) He will not live to see them.
(b) He will die at the barricades.
(c) He will remain clear of them.
(d) He will return to Russia to lead them.

10. Where are Lenin and Nadya when the war breaks out?
(a) Italy.
(b) Switzerland.
(c) Austro-Hungary.
(d) Russia.

11. According to Tzara, artists and intellectuals will be what to the Russian Revolution?
(a) A thorn in the side.
(b) The voice.
(c) Conscience.
(d) Priests.

12. What problematic attribute makes finding two Swedes for Lenin particularly difficult?
(a) They must speak Russian.
(b) They must have only one arm each.
(c) They must be twins.
(d) They must be deaf-mute.

13. How much money does Joyce request of Carr after the play for tickets?
(a) 10 francs.
(b) 20 francs.
(c) 25 francs.
(d) 15 francs.

14. In this section, Lenin proclaims that no freedom can be achieved in a society based on what?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Money.
(c) Lies.
(d) Mankind.

15. What leader does Lenin state that he particularly distrusts in this section?
(a) Kerensky.
(b) Wilson.
(c) Lloyd George.
(d) Grimm.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Cecily forgive Carr's outburst in the library in this section?

2. In mocking Tzara's Dadaist pretensions in this section, what does Carr say the communist will have Tzara pissing?

3. To whom does Tzara credit the creation of Dada?

4. From what type of dictionary does Tzara claim the word Dada was taken?

5. According to Carr, why was Marx wrong in his assessment of capitalism?

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