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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the name of Stein's1,000-page book?
(a) A Room of One's Own
(b) The Making of Americans
(c) Catcher in the Rye
(d) Three Lives

3. What was the cost of the Matisse painting of the woman and the dog?
(a) 500 francs
(b) 100 francs
(c) 250 francs
(d) 1000 francs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Cézanne's portrait of a woman inspired what Gertrude Stein work?
(a) A Room of One's Own
(b) Ada
(c) An Awkward Age
(d) Three Lives

12. What famous school did Gertrude Stein attend?
(a) Johns Hopkins
(b) Oxford
(c) Sorbonne
(d) Columbia

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

14. What was the name of the heroine of the moment?
(a) Claudette
(b) Monique
(c) Evelyn
(d) Marie

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom did Alice live?

2. Who painted a portrait of Gertrude Stein?

3. What was the name of one of the top two large spring salons?

4. What object was often taken to the cinema with Germaine Pichot?

5. What did Mrs. Stein bring to California?

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