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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What European city did Stein take a disliking to upon her first visit?
(a) London
(b) Provence
(c) Milan
(d) Munich

2. What was the main problem with publishing "The Making of Americans?"
(a) timeliness
(b) subject matter
(c) length
(d) required editing

3. What item did Gertrude bring back from Rome that was later broken?
(a) jewelry
(b) typewriter
(c) plate
(d) vase

4. What was Ronnebeck's profession?
(a) vagrant
(b) professor
(c) politician
(d) sculptor

5. Gertrude Stein family is described in what book?
(a) The Doppelgänger
(b) Ada
(c) Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
(d) The Making of Americans

6. In what city did the couple have difficulties getting their passports approved?
(a) Madrid
(b) Berlin
(c) Budapest
(d) Moscow

7. What kind of alarms were commonplace during this time?
(a) atomic bomb
(b) curfew
(c) Zeppelin
(d) fire drill

8. According to Stein Germans lack what ability?
(a) common sense
(b) intelligent thought
(c) organization
(d) laughter

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

10. What writer did Stein refer to as "the greatest of the Victorians?"
(a) Henry James
(b) Thomas Hardy
(c) Anthony Trollope
(d) Samuel Beckett

11. What artist did Stein refer to as the Leonardo da Vinci of the movement?
(a) Picabia
(b) Jacob
(c) Ronnebeck
(d) Renoir

12. What item was not taken by Stein when visiting a military area?
(a) French matriculation papers
(b) passport
(c) driver's license
(d) bank deposit slip

13. What activity did Matisse perform every afternoon?
(a) drinking wine by the Lake
(b) sketching in the nude
(c) taking a nap in the sun
(d) walking the family's dogs

14. Stein claims that Cubism is a concept that can be attributed to...
(a) Portuguese
(b) Spaniards
(c) Danes
(d) Frenchman

15. What was the name of Stein's first publisher?
(a) Alfred Steglitz
(b) David Starr Jordan
(c) John Lane
(d) Alfred Whitehead

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Alice referred to as being "a tormented and not particularly sympathetic character"?

2. Where did Gertrude often spend the summer months?

3. During this time who became Picasso's closest friend?

4. It was in 1914 the Picasso began to choose what kind of paint?

5. Who taught Gertrude Stein, how to drive?

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