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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the book that Gertrude Stein was having privately printed in 1907?
(a) An Awkward Age
(b) The Making of Americans
(c) The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
(d) Three Lives

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

3. What nationality was Picasso?
(a) Flemish
(b) French
(c) Portuguese
(d) Spanish

4. How does Alice know if she has met a genius?
(a) Her toes tingle
(b) Her nose itches
(c) Her heart stops for a beat
(d) She hears a bell ring

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

6. The brother of what famous dancer rented an atelier in the rue de Fleurus?
(a) Isadora Duncan
(b) Gypsy Lee Rose
(c) Mikhail Baryshnikov
(d) Twyla Tharp

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

8. Which house guest was objected to by Helene?
(a) Cézanne
(b) Matisse
(c) Alice
(d) Picasso

9. What is a chronic problem in Paris?
(a) homelessness
(b) crime
(c) prostitution
(d) unemployment

10. What was the name of the sculptor working on a figure of Gertrude Stein's nephew?
(a) Kathleen Bruce
(b) Michelangelo Buonartti
(c) Roche
(d) Vollard

11. The Matisse apartment had a beautiful view of what Paris landmark?
(a) Notre Dame
(b) The Arc de Triomphe
(c) The Louvre
(d) Ile de la Cité

12. According to Matisse, Gertrude's world was a ________________.
(a) Joke
(b) Stage
(c) Tragedy
(d) Theater

13. Alice's father said, "if you must do a thing do it _____________."
(a) Intellectually
(b) Thoroughly
(c) Consciously
(d) Graciously

14. When it came to writing, what was Stein's passion?
(a) sentences
(b) superlatives
(c) descriptions
(d) verbs

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Alice meet during her travels?

2. What was the name of the large exposition building?

3. Gertrude had a large number of photographs depicting what historical event?

4. What was the name of the picture dealer in Paris that handled Cézanne's work?

5. What about Gertrude impressed Alice?

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