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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of Alice's favorite book?
(a) Mansfield Park
(b) The Awkward Age
(c) Ada in Geography
(d) Wuthering Heights

2. What was the name of the confectioner who made honey cakes and nut candies?
(a) Parisian Chocolat
(b) Nestlé
(c) Fouquet
(d) Ravignan

3. What about Gertrude impressed Alice?
(a) Her short stories
(b) Her voice
(c) Worldliness
(d) Height

4. What military position did Alice's great-great-uncle hold?
(a) Captain
(b) General
(c) Colonel
(d) Sergeant

5. Whose relatives returned to California?
(a) Napoleon's
(b) Gertrude Stein's
(c) Mr. Toklas'
(d) Charlie Chaplin's

6. What item did Picasso withhold from his wife?
(a) money
(b) comics
(c) freedom
(d) jewelry

7. What object was often taken to the cinema with Germaine Pichot?
(a) armed bodyguards
(b) armchair
(c) bottles of wine
(d) dogs

8. What incident changed Alice's life?
(a) She almost drowned
(b) Earthquake
(c) Arrival of Gertrude's brother
(d) World War I

9. What was the career choice of Matisse before he discovered painting?
(a) architect
(b) doctor
(c) attorney
(d) pharmacist

10. Which of these things is not among Alice's hobbies?
(a) Archery
(b) Houses
(c) Gardening
(d) Needlework

11. What event preceded the fire?
(a) Tornado
(b) Tsunami
(c) Earthquake
(d) Hailstorm

12. Stein had a weakness for what types of objects?
(a) green
(b) sturdy
(c) metal
(d) breakable

13. What author did Alice most admire?
(a) T.S. Eliot
(b) Gertrude Stein
(c) Thomas Hardy
(d) Henry James

14. Which artist is not mentioned in Chapter 2?
(a) Seurat
(b) Botticelli
(c) Matisse
(d) Rousseau

15. To what author does Alice offer assistance?
(a) Ezra Pound
(b) Gertrude Stein
(c) Henry James
(d) Ernest Hemingway

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the sculptor working on a figure of Gertrude Stein's nephew?

2. How does Alice refer to her mother?

3. What was the price of Alice's lessons?

4. Duret commented to an artist that there are two kinds of art. There is art, and then there is ___________________.

5. Which house guest was objected to by Helene?

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