1. “kugler, ferdinand was a thief before his tenth year and an inveterate liar.” a. habitual b. believable c. undetectable d. entertaining 2. “but really, why don’t you…why don’t you yourself do the judging? ” kugler asked pensively. a. regretfully b. eagerly c. happily d. thoughtfully 3. “the council has forbidden itinerant entertainers to stop on municipal property. a. acrobatic b. acting c. country d. traveling 5. [we] … began to talk about the weather again, … and other banal and insoluble questions. a. trite b. critical c. controversial d. unexpected 6. “though another of mohammed’s commandments—the one on alcoholic drinks—was broken (and without constraint, as i know now) no latitude was allowed with regard to pork.” a. argument b. sharing c. leeway d. expense 7. the people in eugene ionesco’s story start to turn into a. wingspanroaches. b. monkeys. c. rhinoceroses. d. giraffes. 8. the “black sheep” in italo calvino’s fable causes problems because he is a. honest. b. gullible. c. dishonest. d. cruel. 9. andrei voznesensky compares a young girl’s first disappointment to “first ” a. spring. b. raindrops. c. frost. d. skylark. 10. the muslim narrator in “forbidden fruit” prides himself on his a. appetite. b. driving. c. handwriting. d. abstinence. true or false 11. in “the last judgment,” a murderer learns that he will receive not divine but human justice. 12. boris pasternak was allowed to accept the nobel prize for doctor zhivago when it was awarded.


1. a

2. d

3. d

5. a

6. c

That’s all I can help you with, alas.