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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. Of what does Edna speak with authority?
(a) Alcohol
(b) Gambling
(c) Race horses
(d) High society

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

3. Who does Mr. Pontellier drop in to visit in town one morning?
(a) Dr. Mandelet
(b) Madame Lebrun
(c) Mademoiselle Reisz
(d) Madame Ratignolle

4. How does Edna react to the note?
(a) She thinks it is a joke and laughs.
(b) She is not upset. She knew this would happen.
(c) She thinks Robert has lost his mind so she goes to sleep.
(d) She is devastated. She does not sleep all night.

5. Where is Edna at the end of this story?
(a) Having dinner with Victor and Mariequita
(b) Back on Esplanade Street, with Leonce
(c) On a ship to Mexico
(d) In the ocean, physically too tired to swim back

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the doctor explain about women to Mr. Pontellier?

2. What does Adele tell Edna to do?

3. Why does Mr. Pontellier not try to persuade Edna to go to the wedding?

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

5. When Edna sees Robert at the cafe, she accuses him of being the embodiment of:

Short Essay Questions

1. In addition to her move, what occasion is the group celebrating?

2. Is the Colonel, Edna's father, right to think that if she and her husband spent more time together in the evenings at home, they would have a stronger marriage?

3. Why does Mademoiselle Reisz play the Chopin piece? Is this an instance of foreshadowing?

4. Did the author give any warning that this love affair might not end happily?

5. Do you think Edna's feelings were Robert were genuine?

6. Is Leonce at all worried about the breakup of his marriage emotionally? Is he making arrangements to hide his real feelings?

7. Why does Mr. Pontellier talk to Dr. Mandelet about Edna? Why can he not talk to his wife himself?

8. Why does Madame Ratignolle urge Edna to think of her children?

9. Edna tells Mademoiselle Reisz that she is going to move out of her house and that she is in love with Robert. Are either of these actions wise?

10. After her disappointing evening with Robert, what does Edna initially do?

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