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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. In Provence how many times does one kiss?
(a) once on the lips
(b) once on each cheek
(c) three times
(d) not at all

2. Why did Christian turn down the job offer?
(a) he had too many other jobs to do
(b) the pay wasn't enough
(c) the job wasn't challenging enough
(d) The work had to be done in too short a time.

3. Which cafe of the Cours Mirabeau is the most memorable?
(a) the Quatre Coins
(b) the Deux Garcons
(c) the Deux Jeune Filles
(d) the Trois Oiseaux

4. What was the problem with the guests who visited the Mayles in May?
(a) They were obnoxious.
(b) They were too demanding.
(c) Their schedules were very different from their hosts.
(d) They ate too much.

5. What had come to a standstill?
(a) the Mayles dining in restaurants
(b) visits from neighbors
(c) calls from England
(d) work on the house

Short Answer Questions

1. Where had Tony found a house that interested him?

2. What kind of bird is in the story Massot tells?

3. What did the dogs of Provence learn to do during the cold February weather?

4. What produced a noise like nuts and bolts clattering in a tin?

5. Peter offers a ride to whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the two things Antoine Massot, the Mayles' neighbor, likes to talk about with people he meets?

2. The dinner party the Mayles are invited to is memorable for what reason?

3. Why is the Cours Mirabeau considered the most handsome main street in France?

4. Why did Peter write that the final week in April ended on a sour note?

5. Explain one of the chief difficulties faced when purchasing a house in Provence?

6. Why did the workmen the Mayles hired disappear in March?

7. List some of the things on the menu at the restaurant the Mayles visited in Buoux.

8. Describe some of the hand and finger movements the French use to express themselves.

9. What is Lucerne?

10. Describe how the dogs reacted to the snow and ice.

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