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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. The Zimmerwaldists believe the workers of the world need to oppose what?
(a) Capitalist exploitation.
(b) Tariffs.
(c) The Communists.
(d) The war.

2. In this section Carr comments that is entirely reasonable for the exploited classes of Russia to turn against whom?
(a) Their spouses.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Their servants.
(d) The government.

3. What two colors does Carr theorize that Joyce's smoking jacket might have been?
(a) Brown or grey.
(b) Maroon or pink.
(c) Blue or purple.
(d) Gold or taupe.

4. For what purpose does Joyce say he needs money from Carr?
(a) To pay off a debt.
(b) To mount a play.
(c) To send his manuscript to Ireland.
(d) To afford a ring for Gwen.

5. From what Irish town does Carr announce James Joyce did not hale?
(a) Galway.
(b) Dublin
(c) Cork.
(d) Limerick.

Short Answer Questions

1. From what object is Tzara drawing slips of paper in the beginning of the play?

2. According to Gwen in this section, what does Tzara do in addiction to writing poetry?

3. According to Tzara, what is out of fashion since the war?

4. According to the Bolsheviks, how long should the bourgeois-capitalist democracy last in Russia?

5. Where is Joyce buried at the time thhat the Old Carr speaks in this section?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the last straw for Gwen and Cecily regarding Tzara and Carr?

2. How do the Zimmerwaldists plan to leave Switzerland?

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

4. How is Lenin surprised by the Russian Revolution?

5. What is Henry Carr's relationship to James Joyce?

6. What is Lenin's ill-fated plan to leave Switzerland?

7. Why does Tzara have two names?

8. How does Henry Carr dismiss the writings of Marx in this section?

9. How does Joyce explain his decision to produce The Importance of Being Earnest?

10. What new revelation regarding Bennett is revealed in the final moments of the play?

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