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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. At the Villa Borghese, what is the Englishman doing upstairs?
(a) Hammering nails
(b) Tap dancing
(c) Cooking stew
(d) Playing Bach

2. How much money does Henry get from Peckover?
(a) Fifty centimes
(b) Ten francs
(c) Fifty francs
(d) One franc-fifty

3. What does Henry think about when he listens to Debussy?
(a) He wonders how a woman feels during sex.
(b) He thinks about bedbugs and fleas.
(c) He thinks about where he can find a place to stay.
(d) He thinks about his next meal.

4. Why is Boris intimidated by his wife?
(a) She has all the money.
(b) She weighs over 180 pounds.
(c) She has two large brothers.
(d) She has many lovers.

5. What is the first thing the Hindu religious wants to do?
(a) Visit a brothel
(b) Visit the Louvre
(c) Climb the Eiffel Tower
(d) Set up a lecture schedule

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the movie playing at the Cine Combat?

2. How does Kelpi make his living?

3. Having gone all day without anything to eat, what enters Henry's mind?

4. What emotion does Claude arouse in Henry?

5. What is Henry's perception of Mr. Wren, the American artist and writer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the unfortunate condition at the University during the winter?

2. How does Henry see the American women at the Cafe de la Paix or the Ritz Bar?

3. Why is Henry so generous with his praise of the prostitute Germaine?

4. How does Henry describe the relationship between him, Boris, and Elsa?

5. How does Henry define health that he equates with optimism?

6. What does Elsa say bout the Englishman upstairs playing Bach?

7. Describe the scene when Yvette comes in drunk and half naked to Jimmie's bar.

8. Explain how Henry is helped from Kruger's studio.

9. How does Henry get away from Serge?

10. What do Henry's thoughts about the naked trollops represent?

(see the answer keys)

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