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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. What art movement is born our of the Meierei Bar in Zurich?
(a) Surrealism.
(b) Dada.
(c) Cubism.
(d) Abstract Expressionism.

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

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

4. What objects are inadvertently interposed int he beginning of the play?
(a) Two hats.
(b) Two folders.
(c) Two books.
(d) Two passports.

5. What precious stone is in Carr's preferred studs?
(a) Opal.
(b) Ruby.
(c) Emerald.
(d) Saphire.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a term that Carr shouts at Tzara when he loses his temper in this section?

2. What does Joyce announce that he intends to do before leaving the room in this section?

3. To what country's system of government does Bennett compare the anticipate Russian state at the end of his explanation of Marxist?

4. What type of poem does Lenin declaim at the end of the first scene of the play?

5. What is the topic of Lenin's new book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What quandary is Carr facing in this section?

2. In what terms does Carr describe Switzerland in this section?

3. Why does Tzara distrust beauty and reason?

4. What caveat does Gwen give in accepting Tzara's proposal?

5. How does Bennett become an asset to Lenin?

6. How do Gwendolen and Cecily mishandle their folders in the beginning of the play?

7. Describe Lenin's aversion to career artists.

8. What opinion do the Bolsheviks have regarding bourgeois-capitalist democracy in Russia?

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

10. Describe Joyce's falling out with Carr.

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