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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Alice had no desire to __________________.
(a) Write
(b) Travel
(c) Change
(d) Play music

2. Alice's grandmother was very fond of __________________.
(a) The ocean
(b) Travel
(c) Music
(d) Sunsets

3. Alice's relative raised a regiment for whom?
(a) Hannibal
(b) Mussolini
(c) Hitler
(d) Napoleon

4. Where had the relatives been living?
(a) Paris
(b) Berlin
(c) Amsterdam
(d) London

5. Duret commented to an artist that there are two kinds of art. There is art, and then there is ___________________.
(a) commercial art
(b) Cubist art
(c) official art
(d) pointless art

6. What was Alice's great passion?
(a) Archery
(b) Flying
(c) Music
(d) Tapestry

7. Gertrude Stein's brother had a fondness for what type of art?
(a) Renaissance
(b) Japanese
(c) Impressionist
(d) Egyptian

8. What was the name of the Stein's housekeeper?
(a) Helene
(b) Lily
(c) Fernande
(d) Sabrina

9. What area of Paris is popular with artists?
(a) Tuilleries
(b) Montmartre
(c) Latin Quarter
(d) Place de la Concord

10. What artist became famous by painting a portrait of Fernande?
(a) Picasso
(b) Max Jacob
(c) Matisse
(d) Van Dongen

11. Gertrude Stein's brother discovered what unknown artist at Sagot's gallery?
(a) Monday
(b) Cézanne
(c) Whistler
(d) Picasso

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

13. What was Picasso's first name?
(a) Pieter
(b) Fernando
(c) Claude
(d) Pablo

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

15. What was the name of the street where the Steins had an apartment?
(a) Avenue Champagne
(b) Rue de Rivoli
(c) Champs Elysee
(d) Rue de Fleurus

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the name of the street on which the Picassos lived?

3. What was the name of the heroine of the moment?

4. What is a chronic problem in Paris?

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

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