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1. How old is Stingo at the start of the novel?

2. Where does Stingo’s nickname come from?

3. What is the name of the slave who was sold by Stingo’s great-grandfather?

4. What is the predominant color in Yetta’s boarding house?

5. How does Maria Hunt die?

6. What color is Sophie’s hair?

7. What college did Stingo graduate from?

8. What was Sophie’s father’s job?

9. What type of office does Sophie work in?

10. What poet is Sophie interested in on the day she meets Nathan at the library?

11. What is the name of the maid who works for the Lapidus family?

12. What is the name of the Brooklyn bar that Stingo, Nathan, and Sophie most often visit?

13. On the night that Stingo’s father arrives in New York, who does Nathan accuse Sophie of having an affair with?

14. What influential book does Stingo read in 1967?

15. What is the name of the beautiful horse Hoss points out to Sophie while she is transcribing for him?

16. What type of mistake does Sophie make while working on her father’s pamphlet?

17. What is the name of the prisoner who works as a governess in the Hoss household?

18. What special treat is Sophie given on the day she resolves to seduce Commandant Hoss?

19. How old is Sophie’s son when they arrive at Auschwitz?

20. How does Stingo’s mother die?

21. Which of the following is a point of contention in the early months of Sophie and Nathan’s relationship?

22. Why do Nathan and Sophie take a trip to Connecticut in the autumn of 1946?

23. How does Nathan initially propose that he and Sophie commit suicide together?

24. What item does Sophie hope to steal from the Hoss household?

25. What is the name of Stingo’s friend who invites him to his country house?