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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 silk department employee wants Robineau's job?
(a) Hulett.
(b) Hugo.
(c) Hutin.
(d) Hubert.

2. Which of the following is NOT a salesgirl in the ladies department?
(a) Marguerite.
(b) Clara.
(c) Denise.
(d) Jeanne.

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

4. Who is the assistant silk buyer at Au Bonheur des Dames?
(a) Robinson.
(b) Robineau.
(c) Robitussin.
(d) Robineaux.

5. On what product does Mouret stake the store's future?
(a) Antiques.
(b) Cheese.
(c) Wine.
(d) Silk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Denise and her brothers go to find a new life?

2. What is the atmosphere of the ladies' wear department while Denise waits for an interview?

3. Who declares his love for Denise despite the fact that she only wants to be friends with him?

4. On what do Gaujean and Robineau plan to challenge Au Bonheur des Dames?

5. Who is the buyer in the ladies' wear department?

Short Essay Questions

1. Summarize the story of AU BONHEUR DES DAMES.

2. According to Madame Desforges, how do distinguished women view Mouret's store?

3. Describe some of the conflict going on in departments of the store.

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

5. How does the author show the theme of class system in Chapter 13?

6. What are Denise's feelings as she begins work at Au Bonheur des Dames?

7. What is Denise's demeanor during this difficult time at the store?

8. What are Mouret's expansion plans?

9. What does the color white symbolize in Chapter 14?

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

(see the answer keys)

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