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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 the street where the Steins had an apartment?
(a) Avenue Champagne
(b) Rue de Fleurus
(c) Champs Elysee
(d) Rue de Rivoli

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

3. What was the name of one of the top two large spring salons?
(a) Champ-de-Mars
(b) Tuilleries
(c) Musee de Montmartre
(d) Place de la Concord

4. How does Alice refer to her mother?
(a) Boisterous
(b) Lonely
(c) Quiet
(d) Shy

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

6. At what age did Alice develop a love of literature?
(a) 19
(b) 14
(c) 16
(d) 12

7. What event caused Alice to lapse with her music?
(a) College
(b) Her mother's death
(c) San Francisco fire
(d) Earthquake

8. Who painted a portrait of Gertrude Stein?
(a) Monet
(b) Picasso
(c) Cézanne
(d) Matisse

9. Picasso painted a famous scene with friends gathered around what object?
(a) toilet
(b) angel
(c) coffin
(d) flowerpot

10. At what time of day did Gertrude Stein typically begin to work?
(a) 12:00 p.m.
(b) 4:00 a.m.
(c) 2:00 p.m.
(d) 11:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

15. What year did Alice's grandfather go to California?
(a) 1929
(b) 1862
(c) 1901
(d) 1849

Short Answer Questions

1. What incident changed Alice's life?

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

3. The Matisse apartment had a beautiful view of what Paris landmark?

4. What military position did Alice's great-great-uncle hold?

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

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