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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Edna do while her husband is in New York?
(a) She learns needlepoint.
(b) She plays card games.
(c) She spends time with Mrs. Highcamp and Alcee Arobin.
(d) She redecorates the house.

2. How does Robert react to the sight of Alcee's photograph?
(a) Angrily
(b) Quizzically
(c) With coolness
(d) Sadly

3. Why is Doctor Mandelet not bothered by Madame Ratignolle's complaints?
(a) Her husband is the one who matters, not her.
(b) He is used to them and knows she is a loyal patient.
(c) Every patient complains, so it is not important.
(d) She has lost her mind.

4. Why does Edna cry when she listens to Mademoiselle Reisz play the piano?
(a) It elicits the emotions she felt earlier in the summer.
(b) It reminds her of Leonce.
(c) It is too beautiful to imagine.
(d) It is actually awful but she cannot bring herself to say so.

5. What does Victor's kiss on Edna's hand feel like?
(a) Like punch in the gut
(b) A pleasing sting
(c) Cold and icy
(d) Disgusting

6. Who arrives at Mademoiselle Reisz's while Edna waits there alone?
(a) Alcee
(b) Robert
(c) Leonce
(d) Victor

7. Where will Edna move?
(a) A totally different city
(b) Another grand house on the other side of town
(c) A little house around the corner
(d) Her mother-in-law's house in the countryside

8. Why does Madame Ratignolle complain to Edna?
(a) She has no one else to complain to.
(b) She misses her and has not seen her lately.
(c) She thinks Edna has gone mad.
(d) She thought Alcee was interested in her, not Edna.

9. Why did Robert never reveal his true feelings to Edna before?
(a) She was not free.
(b) He thought she would make fun of him.
(c) He was not sure of how he felt until this moment.
(d) He was worried she would not understand.

10. Describe the nature of Robert's and Edna's conversation:
(a) Very proper and polite
(b) As if they had never left each other
(c) Very intellectual
(d) A bit awkward, mostly small talk

11. Who is Alcee Arobin?
(a) A businessman with whom Leonce has dealings
(b) A much sought-after bachelor
(c) An artist like herself
(d) A member of the society of young men of fashion, a socialite

12. How does Mr. Pontellier take the news of his wife's move?
(a) With joy
(b) With bewilderment
(c) Well--he expected it.
(d) With unqualified disapproval and remonstrance

13. What does Victor take from Mrs. Highcamp?
(a) Her skirt
(b) Her cane
(c) Her scarf
(d) Her purse

14. Why does Mr. Pontellier not try to persuade Edna to go to the wedding?
(a) He thinks it will get him out of going as well.
(b) He thinks she needs to stay back and look after the house.
(c) He is following the doctor's advice to let her do as she likes.
(d) He does not want to bring her.

15. Who is Edna thinking of when she returns home?
(a) Robert
(b) Leonce
(c) Her sons
(d) The Colonel

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Edna speak with authority?

2. How do the Pontellier children feel about their house being renovated?

3. What does Edna receive with her husband's letter of disapproval?

4. Who does Mrs. Highcamp think her daughter would like?

5. How does Mr. Pontellier save his public image?

(see the answer keys)

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