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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 is ironic about Henry's getting money from Peckover?
(a) He is almost as impoverished as Henry.
(b) Peckover is Sylvester's cousin.
(c) Peckover cannot remember where he met Henry.
(d) He and Henry have a long standing feud.

2. Why does Henry say that no one ever dies in Paris?
(a) People in Paris only drink wine.
(b) No one stays long enough to die.
(c) Paris never forgets imbecils.
(d) You can read the names of famous people written on walls.

3. What does Henry buy with the money he takes from Peckover?
(a) Coffee and a croissant
(b) A cheap bottle of wine
(c) An American breakfast
(d) A dozen eggs

4. When Henry is writing about Claude, of whom is he really thinking?
(a) Tania
(b) Mona
(c) Fanny
(d) Germaine

5. What deformity does Henry have in his fantasy at the cinema?
(a) He has a crippled right hand.
(b) He has a glass eye.
(c) He is short like Moldorf.
(d) He has a club foot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Henry not go to the cinema or into the opium joint?

2. How does Henry picture Serge's lazy slut of a wife?

3. How does Kelpi make his living?

4. Sleeping on a mattress in the hall, what is Henry's troubled dream?

5. How does Henry slightly disagree with Papini?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry use sarcasm in describing Nanantatee's lavish apartment?

2. What importance does Henry place on both the past and the future?

3. Does Henry see everything that flows in the same way it was seen by Milton?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Henry start out to spend his last night in Paris before going to Dijon?

9. Why does Kruger evict Henry from his studio?

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

(see the answer keys)

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