A Year in Provence Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through October.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What's a good description of Massot's dogs?
(a) friendly
(b) timid
(c) gentle
(d) vicious

2. What did one thick-set old man with a florid nose ask the nurse when she couldn't prick the tough skin of his thumb?
(a) "Do you want me to fetch the butcher?"
(b) "Are you a real nurse"
(c) "Are you afraid to hurt me?"
(d) "Don't you like my looks?"

3. How did Tony behave with the French property agent?
(a) He behaved as if she wasn't there and spoke derogatorily.
(b) He asked the agent many questions.
(c) He was quite polite and attentive.
(d) He flattered her.

4. What did Massot plan to possibly do when he retired and sold his home?
(a) buy a little bar-tabac in Cavaillon
(b) move to Paris
(c) get married
(d) viksit America

5. What is the first problem the Mayles encounter in the novel?
(a) the Mistral
(b) irate neighbors
(c) homesickness
(d) high prices

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Faustin, his wife and daughters use to harvest the table grapes?

2. Who is the tile-layer?

3. What do they look for at a junk shop on the way home from Aix?

4. How is the road to Aix characterized?

5. What had some friends of the Mayles seen in their hotel room which frightened them?

(see the answer key)

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