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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 relative raised a regiment for whom?
(a) Hannibal
(b) Hitler
(c) Napoleon
(d) Mussolini

2. Some people thought Picasso resembled which famous American?
(a) Abraham Lincoln
(b) Aaron Burr
(c) Ulysses S. Grant
(d) George Washington

3. Which of these people is not on Alice's list of geniuses?
(a) Gertrude Stein
(b) Clara Schumann
(c) Alfred Whitehead
(d) Pablo Picasso

4. At what age did Alice stop practicing her music?
(a) 20
(b) 23
(c) 18
(d) 16

5. What was the name of the picture dealer in Paris that handled Cézanne's work?
(a) Laffitte
(b) Vollard
(c) Loeser
(d) Duret

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Picasso's first name?

2. At what time of day did Gertrude Stein typically begin to work?

3. What incident changed Alice's life?

4. Where was Alice B. Toklas born?

5. When it came to writing, what was Stein's passion?

Short Essay Questions

1. Of the Americans that visited Paris, Picasso approved of very few. One woman of which Picasso approved was referred to as the Empress. Describe her.

2. Why is it unusual for Picasso to paint a portrait of Gertrude Stein?

3. Why was it difficult for the Picassos to decide where their son would be baptized?

4. What was the impetus to convince Alice to travel to Europe for the first time?

5. What is the difference of opinion in between the Germans and the Spaniards regarding bullfighting?

6. What was Alice's living arrangement after the untimely death of her mother?

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

8. How did Alice come to meet Gertrude Stein's brother and sister-in-law?

9. Why did the Whiteheads leave America?

10. Why did Stein decide to write Toklas' autobiography?

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