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

2. According to Carr in this section, what activity was not encouraged or expressly forbidden in the British Consular Service?
(a) Culinary pursuits.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Backpacking.
(d) Theatrics.

3. Which of the following facts does Carr announce is not open to correction at the end of his monologue?
(a) His name.
(b) His height.
(c) His prowess as a lover.
(d) His politics.

4. By his own estimation, what makes Tzara an artist?
(a) He creates beauty.
(b) He says he is.
(c) He is Romanian.
(d) He is innately creative.

5. Where was Carr when he heard about the offset of the First World War?
(a) Paris.
(b) Burbank.
(c) Dublin.
(d) Saville Row.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Lenin forced into exile from Russia?

2. To which "misfortune" does Carr refer in this section, regarding Tristan Tzara (14)?

3. What two colors does Carr theorize that Joyce's smoking jacket might have been?

4. What article of clothing does Bannett mention specifically when describing Tzara to Carr?

5. Where on his body was Carr wounded in the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Art created, from Tzara's point of view?

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

3. What does Lenin ask Nadya to do when he is imprisoned in St. Petersburg?

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

5. Why does Cecily believe the British are unusually bumbling in their spying on Lenin?

6. What final words of wisdom does Carr offer at the end of the play?

7. How do Cecil and Gwen realize that they are both engaged to Tzara?

8. What is the reason for Cecily's coming to Gwen's house?

9. Describe Joyce's falling out with Carr.

10. How does Carr incorrectly describe Lenin in this monologue?

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