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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 two characters believe Tzara's first name is Jack?
(a) Carr and Gwen.
(b) Joyce and Gwen.
(c) Carr and Bennet.
(d) Cecily and Lenin.

2. What type of poem does Lenin declaim at the end of the first scene of the play?
(a) A sonnet.
(b) A haiku.
(c) A heroic verse.
(d) A limerick.

3. When Bennett states that a social revolution has occurred in Russia, what activity does Carr assume this involves?
(a) Nuns copulating.
(b) Soldiers protesting.
(c) Peasants reading.
(d) Women smoking.

4. What does Carr wish to match in choosing a red cravat?
(a) His date's dress.
(b) The union jack.
(c) His carnation.
(d) His cumberbund.

5. What is the profession of the man who has Lenin as a tenant, according to Carr?
(a) A mason.
(b) A musician.
(c) A banker.
(d) A cobbler.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where was Carr when he heard about the offset of the First World War?

3. How does the style of dialogue change as the new characters enter in this section?

4. Which of the following facts does Carr announce is not open to correction at the end of his monologue?

5. According to Tzara, how do Communists like their art?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Lenin devastated and frustrated listening to a Beethoven symphony?

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

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

4. Describe Joyce's falling out with Carr.

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

6. Describe Joyce's defense of classical literature.

7. What is Joyce's business at the house at the end of the play?

8. Describe Lenin's aversion to career artists.

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

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

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