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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. How does Moldorf view Sylvester?
(a) As a god
(b) As a great artist
(c) As an inept writer
(d) As a pitiful human being

2. How does Henry picture Serge's lazy slut of a wife?
(a) As a fat American lying on the sofa eating bon bons.
(b) As a would-be writer with no talent.
(c) As an emaciated American woman with no ambition.
(d) As an intelligent, hard working American woman.

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

4. Why can Henry not go to the cinema or into the opium joint?
(a) He is short a few sous.
(b) He needs to save the money to buy breakfast.
(c) He has been banned from both places.
(d) He can't afford to be seen there.

5. What is Henry's metaphor for his artistic suffering?
(a) Digging graves
(b) Walking on hot coals
(c) Lying down with lions
(d) Being enslaved

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the people from who are coming to view the Villa Borghese apartment?

2. What surrounds Henry on his walk on the Rue de Buci?

3. If Emerson is correct in saying that life consists of what a man thinks, what is Henry at this point?

4. What is ironic about Henry's getting money from Peckover?

5. What does Serge offer Henry in exchange for his services?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Henry describe Moldorf?

3. Why does Henry go so often to the American Express office?

4. Explain how Kelpi makes his living.

5. In an attempt to get money, what is Henry unable to do?

6. What lie does Henry tell the Cronstadts when they invite him to join their meal?

7. How does Henry see the cheap whores at the corner of Rue Amelot?

8. How did Nanantatee fool Henry and other people when he was in New York?

9. Describe Henry's friends in Paris.

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

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