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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose work does Carr excitedly want produced by James Joyce's theatrical troupe?
(a) His own.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Gilbert and Sullivan.
(d) Oscar Wilde.

2. According to Cecily, what is the sole purpose of art?
(a) Social criticism.
(b) Beauty.
(c) To be a commodity.
(d) To be burned.

3. What profession does Lenin's attire suggest when he enters in Act 2?
(a) A parson.
(b) A porter.
(c) A banker.
(d) A doctor.

4. Why does Cecily forgive Carr's outburst in the library in this section?
(a) She is about to quit her post as librarian.
(b) The reference section is about to close.
(c) She is captivated by him.
(d) The library is empty.

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

6. What did Lenin do during a major famine in Russia?
(a) Wrote his first book.
(b) Organized soup kitchens.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Emigrated.

7. Having only studied alphabetically, Carr says that politically he has not progressed beyond what?
(a) Bolshevism.
(b) Anarchism.
(c) Antidisestablishmentarianism.
(d) Despotism.

8. What does Carr imagine Cecily doing as she berates him at the end of this section?
(a) Stripping.
(b) Waltzing with him.
(c) Tearing up Lenin's manuscript.
(d) Jumping rope.

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

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

11. In what town is the most famous photo of Lenin taken?
(a) Zurich.
(b) Bern.
(c) Moscow.
(d) St. Petersburg.

12. During his introduction in the beginning of this section, what is the only thing that Carr says he knows of Joyce?
(a) His name.
(b) His work.
(c) His reputation.
(d) His hometown.

13. What is covering Joyce when he returns to the scene to speak with Tzara?
(a) Slips of paper.
(b) A sheet.
(c) Water.
(d) Carnations.

14. Which of the following is not a title that Joyce attaches to Odysseus in this section?
(a) Pacifist.
(b) Lover.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Politician.

15. From what type of dictionary does Tzara claim the word Dada was taken?
(a) Larousse.
(b) Oxford.
(c) Medical.
(d) Webster.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Carr describe his trial against Joyce at the end of Act 1?

2. In 1917, who is about to join the Allies in the war?

3. In Lenin's poorly-remembered speech in this section, what does losing two revolutions look like?

4. What does Carr dream about sometimes?

5. What is the first thing that Carr does when he meets Tzara in this section?

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