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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Edna throw at Robert?
(a) An orange she plucked from a tree
(b) A pillow
(c) A frying pan
(d) Her shoe

2. What does Edna do when her husband orders her to come inside?
(a) She suggests they take a walk.
(b) She asks if they can get a larger cottage.
(c) She obeys him instantly.
(d) She refuses to obey him.

3. According to Edna, her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an:
(a) Act of convenience
(b) Act of rebellion
(c) Accident
(d) Amiable thing to do

4. What does Robert talk a great deal about?
(a) His mother
(b) His brother
(c) Himself
(d) Mexico

5. What news does Edna learn once she joins the others for dinner?
(a) That Robert is going to Europe
(b) That Robert is going to Mexico
(c) That Robert is going to New York
(d) That Robert is actually married to Mariequita

6. What do the Farival twins perform at the Grand Isle celebration?
(a) A scene from La Traviata
(b) A skit they wrote about an evil king
(c) A duet from Zampa on the piano
(d) A duet from a Puccini opera

7. And what does Leonce do when Edna asks him to come to bed?
(a) He stays behind to finish smoking his cigar.
(b) He comes immediately.
(c) He ignores her and reads the newspaper.
(d) He stays behind to have another round of wine.

8. Describe Mrs. Pontellier's eyes.
(a) Quick, bright, yellowish brown, about the color of her hair
(b) It is impossible to see her eyes hidden behind sunglasses
(c) Dull, slow, blue like the sky
(d) Green and grayish at the same time

9. What does Edna do after her conversation with Mademoiselle Reisz?
(a) She goes for a walk.
(b) She announces she is going to renew her vows to Leonce.
(c) She tries to find Robert's contact information.
(d) She plunges into the ocean with abandon.

10. How does Edna react to the news she learns at dinner?
(a) She is shocked.
(b) She is skeptical.
(c) She has no reaction.
(d) She is delighted.

11. What does Mr. Pontellier send home to his wife while he is away?
(a) A basket filled with exquisite candies and fancy foods
(b) A basket filled with wine bottles
(c) A basket filled with instructions on how she should behave
(d) A basket filled with eggs

12. The news of Robert's departure upsets Edna so much she goes to:
(a) The beach
(b) The neighbor's dinner party
(c) Her room
(d) The train station

13. What had Edna attempted to learn all summer?
(a) How to swim
(b) How to fish
(c) How to cook
(d) How to memorize poetry

14. What does Madame Ratignolle do to Edna that she first finds unsettling?
(a) She rubs Edna's belly whenever she wants to.
(b) She is very physically affectionate.
(c) She never looks Edna in the eye when speaking to her.
(d) She speaks to Edna in a very mean tone.

15. Why does Robert smoke cigarettes?
(a) No particular reasons
(b) He cannot afford pipes.
(c) He cannot afford cigars.
(d) He thinks it makes him look good.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Madame Ratignolle think of the Mexicans?

2. Who does Edna search for?

3. Around what time does Edna finally get up?

4. What does Madame Ratignolle beg Robert to do?

5. What does Robert say in response to Edna's comment that they have spent the entire day together?

(see the answer keys)

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