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College The Canterbury Tales
What aspects of the pilgrims are described in the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales?
  1. Physical Appearance
  2. Social Rank
  3. Clothing
  4. Sexual Preferences
  5. All of the answers are correct except D
College The Metamorphosis
How does the family feel after Gregor dies?
  1. Relieved and happy
  2. Bitter and resentful
  3. Confused and angry
  4. Sad and depressed
College The Metamorphosis
Gregor is alienated from which of the following?
  1. his job
  2. his body
  3. his family
  4. all of the above
College Greek and Roman Mythology
College The Metamorphosis
What kind of creature has Gregor become?
  1. An unspecified bug
  2. A cockroach
  3. A gypsy moth
  4. A gigantic maggot
College The Metamorphosis
How is Gregor transformed into an insect?
  1. due to something he had for dinner
  2. no one seems to know or really care
  3. as the result of an old family curse
  4. in Kafka's world, all humans routinely turn into insects
College The Metamorphosis
How does Gregor react when he hears Grete's violin?
  1. He sings along with her playing.
  2. He hides under the sofa.
  3. He crawls toward her in the parlor.
  4. He decides to send her to music school
College Authors
Fourteenth century writers.
(select all correct answers)
  1. Dante Alighieri
  2. Eldrich Von Strebber
  3. Philip the Bold
  4. Christine de Pisan
  5. Frencesco Petrarch
  6. Henry Boniface
  7. Geoffrey Chaucer
  8. Dante Giotto
College The Metamorphosis
Gregor's absence from work looks suspicious because...
  1. he slacks off all day anyway
  2. he has never been out sick from work
  3. he's been sick a lot lately
  4. everybody knows he's seeing the boss's wife
College The Metamorphosis
What does Gregor Samsa do for a living?
  1. Office clerk
  2. Factory worker
  3. Traveling salesman
  4. Exterminator
College The Metamorphosis
As Gregor deteriorates, what becomes of his family?
  1. They all become insane.
  2. The family's state of affairs improves.
  3. They lose their jobs.
  4. They all turn into insects.
College The Metamorphosis
Where does the action of the story take place?
  1. Prague
  2. The family's apartment
  3. Gregor's workplace
  4. An insane asylum
College The Metamorphosis
What serious injury does Gregor sustain?
  1. His wings get bent.
  2. His antennae are torn off.
  3. An apple becomes lodged in his back.
  4. A fall breaks his legs.
College The Metamorphosis
How does Gregor die?
  1. He jumps out the window.
  2. He lies down in exhaustion and dies.
  3. One of the boarders steps on him.
  4. Grete poisons his food.
College Greek and Roman Mythology
What is the Greek term for hospitality?
  1. Nostos
  2. Warrior Princess
  3. Xenia
  4. Dactlyic
College The Rocking Horse Winner
What was Paul hoping to do with his winnings?
  1. Give it to his mother.
  2. Show his mother he was lucky.
  3. Make the house stop whispering.
  4. All of the above
College The Metamorphosis
What does the picture on Gregor's wall depict?
  1. Grete with her violin
  2. His smiling family
  3. A can of bug spray
  4. A woman in fur
College The Rocking Horse Winner
College Odyssey
What immortal is Odysseus' greatest enemy?
  1. Hermes
  2. Zeus
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
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