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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the guest of honor at Fernande's banquet?
(a) Ronnebeck
(b) Uhde
(c) Renoir
(d) Rousseau

2. During this time who became Picasso's closest friend?
(a) Matisse
(b) Alice
(c) Braque
(d) Gris

3. In what year did Alice go to Paris?
(a) 1912
(b) 1907
(c) 1903
(d) 1909

4. How did Stein and Toklas have to confirm their identity when picking up the money?
(a) by producing letters of recommendation
(b) by submitting passports
(c) by taking a polygraph test
(d) by being weighed and measured

5. What trait did Stein profess to have?
(a) ambition
(b) inertia
(c) cowardice
(d) fortitude

6. Alice describes her Saturday evenings in Paris to what object?
(a) roller coaster
(b) single malt Scotch
(c) volcano
(d) Kaleidoscope

7. According to Stein, only Americans and Spaniards can understand what concept?
(a) Surrealism
(b) tesselations
(c) Impressionism
(d) abstraction

8. What war preceded the first world war?
(a) Russian Japanese war
(b) French and Indian war
(c) War of 1812
(d) Spanish Civil War

9. To whom did Stein give her first novel for review?
(a) Lewis Bromfield
(b) Marguerite Matisse
(c) Alice B. Toklas
(d) Pablo Picasso

10. The German ship, Fangturm, sold what items to the Mediterranean ports?
(a) pins and needles
(b) coffee and tea
(c) socks and shoes
(d) guns and ammo

11. Who taught Gertrude Stein, how to drive?
(a) John Lane
(b) Mrs. Penfold
(c) Alice B. Toklas
(d) William Cook

12. The Steins moved again when Gertrude was three-years-old. To what city did they transfer?
(a) Amsterdam
(b) Lucerne
(c) Paris
(d) Venice

13. Where was Gertrude Stein born?
(a) California
(b) Pennsylvania
(c) Maine
(d) Vienna

14. What was the Stein's opinion of Dickens?
(a) she thought he was overrated
(b) she thought he was frightening
(c) she thought he was without talent
(d) she thought he was brilliant

15. What was the name of the college Gertrude first attended?
(a) Vassar
(b) UCLA
(c) Oxford
(d) Radcliffe

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city did the couple have difficulties getting their passports approved?

2. Gertrude had no talent for what art form?

3. Where did the Steins move when they left Paris?

4. What European city did Stein take a disliking to upon her first visit?

5. What is the English translation of "Nullement en danger ne t'inquiete pas?"

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