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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. To what symbol of nonviolence does Carr compare Switzerland in his monologue?
(a) A plowshare.
(b) A white flag.
(c) An olive branch.
(d) A dove.

2. Citing Karl Marx in this section, Bennett states that there is no way for a country to transition seamlessly from autocracy to what?
(a) Utopia.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Concensus.
(d) Socialism.

3. According to Carr, what sensation is created by the many punctual clocks in Zurich?
(a) Harmony.
(b) Permanence.
(c) Possibility.
(d) Exactitude.

4. To what object does Carr liken the First World War as he describes Switzerland at the end of his monologue?
(a) A wheel.
(b) A bull.
(c) A scale.
(d) A hurricane.

5. According to the Bolsheviks, how long should the bourgeois-capitalist democracy last in Russia?
(a) Four months.
(b) It should not exist
(c) A year.
(d) A few days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Carr wish to match in choosing a red cravat?

2. According to Carr in this section, what activity was not encouraged or expressly forbidden in the British Consular Service?

3. What article of clothing does Carr mention is the focus of the lawsuit between Joyce and him?

4. Which of the following Dada artists in not mentioned by mentioned by Carr in his monologue?

5. From what Irish town does Carr announce James Joyce did not hale?

Short Essay Questions

1. What events have transpired in Russia since the abdication of the czar?

2. How do the Zimmerwaldists plan to leave Switzerland?

3. How does Henry Carr change at the end of his monologue?

4. What confusion exist between Tzara and Carr regarding the reasoning behind the war?

5. Why do the Allies want to keep Lenin in Switzerland?

6. Describe Henry Carr as he enters the play.

7. What admonition does Carr make to the audience regarding his memory at the end of the act?

8. How does Bennett become an asset to Lenin?

9. Describe Joyce's falling out with Carr.

10. Why does Carr bring up Bennett's logbook in this section?

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