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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What nationality flooded the rue de Fleurus?
(a) German
(b) Hungarian
(c) Portuguese
(d) French

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

4. Which artist is not mentioned in Chapter 2?
(a) Matisse
(b) Rousseau
(c) Botticelli
(d) Seurat

5. What was the name of Alice's favorite book?
(a) The Awkward Age
(b) Mansfield Park
(c) Ada in Geography
(d) Wuthering Heights

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Alice meet during her travels?

2. What was the name of the book that Gertrude Stein was having privately printed in 1907?

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

4. At what age did Alice stop practicing her music?

5. Duret commented to an artist that there are two kinds of art. There is art, and then there is ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Gertrude's father handle the separation and move to Vienna?

2. What is Gertrude Stein's brother's theory about the masking of unemployment in Paris?

3. Many people, mostly painters and writers, flocked to the Stein apartment. Why was 27 rue de Fleurus so popular?

4. Toklas claims that Stein and Fitzgerald had a peculiar way with each other. Explain.

5. Why was Gertrude grateful to have failed to receive her degree from Johns Hopkins?

6. Although one of the reasons Mr. Stein took his children to Europe was to receive a European education, he changed his mind regarding language when the family moved to California. Why?

7. What inspired Picasso to devote himself to Cubism?

8. What was one of the reasons Alice cannot understand Gertrude's insistence upon remaining connected to Allegheny, Pennsylvania?

9. What caused the turbulent nature of the Picassos' relationship?

10. Why does Gertrude Stein spend two years living in Baltimore?

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