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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. Who did Alice meet during her travels?
(a) Ralph Waldo Emerson
(b) Charlie Chaplin
(c) Gertrude Stein
(d) Winston Churchill

2. What was the name of the sculptor working on a figure of Gertrude Stein's nephew?
(a) Roche
(b) Vollard
(c) Kathleen Bruce
(d) Michelangelo Buonartti

3. What object was often taken to the cinema with Germaine Pichot?
(a) dogs
(b) armchair
(c) bottles of wine
(d) armed bodyguards

4. Who painted a portrait of Gertrude Stein?
(a) Picasso
(b) Monet
(c) Cézanne
(d) Matisse

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Alice's relative raised a regiment for whom?

2. One of the paintings by Matisse that Stein loved was titled, "La Femme au Chapeau." What is the English translation of "chapeau?"

3. What is a chronic problem in Paris?

4. What did Mrs. Stein bring to California?

5. What was the name of Matisse's first large composition?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Stern say Americans are like Spaniards?

2. 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.

3. In the beginning of Chapter 2, Picasso had just finished his portrait of Gertrude Stein. Why was the painting not received from the time it was finished?

4. How does Gertrude Stein discover the works of Cézanne?

5. What piece of literature inspired Stein to write Toklas' autobiography?

6. According to Alice Gertrude Stein remained firmly born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. What was one of the reasons that Gertrude refused to consider California her birthplace?

7. Describe Gertrude Stein's afternoon ritual.

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

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

10. What inspired Picasso to devote himself to Cubism?

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