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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 does the young Hindu do that upsets the madame?
(a) He smokes foul smelling Indian cigars.
(b) He beats up a girl.
(c) He uses the bidet for a toilet.
(d) He refuses to pay.

2. What does the American woman inquire about that astonishes Henry?
(a) The toilet
(b) The furniture
(c) The view
(d) The heating system

3. What is Henry's derogatory name for the Indian, Nanantatee?
(a) Mr. Manatee
(b) Mr. Nonentity
(c) Mr. Na-na-tatee
(d) Mr. Not a Tree

4. In spite of Marlowe's assurances, what do Carl and Henry know he will not do?
(a) Write them them every day
(b) Recommend them for jobs
(c) Pay them when he returns
(d) Bring them souvenirs from America

5. On what are Henry and Boris talking about collaborating?
(a) The Last Book
(b) The Death of the World
(c) The End of Innocence
(d) A History of the Left Bank

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Henry say he knows Nanantatee?

2. What does Henry buy with the money he takes from Peckover?

3. How does Henry say Moldorf hears his own voice?

4. What has Van Norden lost at the Bal Negre?

5. What does Henry say about Napoleon?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Henry get away from Serge?

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

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

4. What does Henry say about his escape from Serge?

5. What does Serge promise in lieu of a big Russian meal each day?

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

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

8. Why does Henry leave the apartment when Boris sits down to eat?

9. In relating his experience with the young Hindu, what is Henry expressing about his own beliefs?

10. What is the scene at the beginning of the novel and how does it set up the condition Henry is in while in Paris?

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