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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. Which one of the ladies shows off her purchases despite the presence of her nearly destitute husband?
(a) Madame Marty.
(b) Madame Ballou.
(c) Madame Delacroix.
(d) Madame Antin.

2. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the silk department?
(a) Fierce competition.
(b) Sexual conquests.
(c) Sales rivalries.
(d) Mellow atmosphere.

3. Where does Denise wait to apply for a job?
(a) At a bistro.
(b) At the library.
(c) In front of Au Bonheur des Dames.
(d) At a coffee shop.

4. Who is the young man who made a serious delivery error the previous day?
(a) Arnold.
(b) Alan.
(c) Albert.
(d) Andrew.

5. Why does Madame Aurelie not let Denise sell to a customer?
(a) Denise has other tasks to complete.
(b) Denise is inexperienced.
(c) The customer asked for Madame Aurelie.
(d) The customer is a regular.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Denise so endearing to Mouret?

2. How long has Denise been working at the store at the beginning of Chapter 5?

3. What are symbols of Au Bonheur des Dame's new ways of doing retail business in Paris?

4. Bourdoncle thinks that the women Mouret uses eventually will seek ____________.

5. Who is the main character in AU BONHEUR DES DAMES?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Denise first come in contact with Au Bonheur des Dames?

2. What is the symbolism of Genevieve's death?

3. Explain the symbolism of the windows in Chapter 13.

4. What are Bourdoncle's business philosophies that are in sharp contrast to Mouret's?

5. What does Madame Desforges host for Mouret's benefit?

6. What are some of Mouret's business practices that have made him successful?

7. What does Denise tell her Uncle Baudu about why she and her brothers have come to Paris?

8. Why is Denise so apprehensive about Jouve?

9. Why is Mouret uncomfortable with the way Madame Desforges flaunts their relationship?

10. How does Denise indirectly change the work lives of the store employees?

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