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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. Where are the people from who are coming to view the Villa Borghese apartment?
(a) Dijon
(b) America
(c) London
(d) Spain

2. Where does Henry stay warm on a cold Easter morning?
(a) In the hotel lobby
(b) In Eglise Ste.-Clotilde
(c) In the Dome
(d) In bed

3. How does Henry sum up his idea of le bel aujourd'hui?
(a) Sunshine and lilacs all year long
(b) Sitting down to a good meal daily
(c) No memories, no suffering, no interruptions
(d) No sorrows, no regrets, no past, no future

4. How does Henry say he knows Nanantatee?
(a) Boris introduced them.
(b) They met at the Dome.
(c) They met in New York.
(d) They met on the ship coming from America.

5. Sleeping on a mattress in the hall, what is Henry's troubled dream?
(a) The dancers and audience of Follies-Bergere all naked and scratching fleas.
(b) The Mona Lisa scratching herself to get rid of bedbugs.
(c) Boris, Carl, and Tania laughing at him in the Louvre.
(d) Germaine forcing him to marry her when she gets pregnant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Henry's metaphor for his artistic suffering?

2. What is the condition of the beds in the commune?

3. How are Boris and Henry planning to write THE LAST BOOK?

4. What is Henry's paranoia at Sylvester's house?

5. How does Kelpi make his living?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do both Fillmore and Henry appear to be gullible?

2. Why does Henry like eating with the Cronstadts the best?

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

4. Explain how Kelpi makes his living.

5. How does Henry see flow of the word about him?

6. How does Henry contrast a merry-go-round and the Germans?

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

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

9. Describe Henry's friends in Paris.

10. What are Henry's evenings with Carl like?

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