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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the nuns in "Boule de Suif" spend their time in the coach?
(a) Reading.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Listening.
(d) Praying.

2. At luncheon the first day in Totes, who appears ill and worried as they dine?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(c) The nuns.
(d) Madame Loiseau.

3. In "Boule de Suif," why could no one mention Loiseau's name without adding that he was an "extraordinary man"?
(a) Because of his practical jokes.
(b) Because of his fortune.
(c) Because of his excellent wine.
(d) Because of his gorgeous wife.

4. In the morning of the first day in Totes, what two people does Cornudet listen to forecast the future of France, one advocating the Orleans dynasty, the other an unknown savior?
(a) Comtess de Breville and Loiseau.
(b) Comte de Breville and Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(c) Boule de Suif and Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(d) Loiseau and Comte de Breville.

5. How many hours has the coach been on the road for when they see the lights glimmer from Totes?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Five.
(c) Nine.
(d) Eleven.

6. Who faints from hunger after the odor of food permeates the coach in the story?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(c) The old nun.
(d) Comtesse de Breville

7. What speed is the coach moving along its journey to Totes in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Quickly.
(b) Not moving.
(c) Moderately.
(d) Slowly.

8. Why does Boule de Suif refuse Cornudet their first night in Totes?
(a) Because she would not suffer to speak to the enemy.
(b) Because she would not suffer to dine with a loathsome companion.
(c) Because she would not suffer to be caressed with the enemy nearby.
(d) Because she would not suffer to spy on her neighbors.

9. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," the anguish of _______made men even desire the arrival of the________ .
(a) Suspense; enemy.
(b) Knowledge; allies.
(c) Knowledge; enemy.
(d) Suspense; allies.

10. What is the coach floor covered with as the passengers take their seats?
(a) Straw.
(b) Wool.
(c) Fur.
(d) Nothing.

11. Who sends the Prussian officer a card on which Monsieur Carre-Lamadon inscribes his name and titles?
(a) Madame Follenvie.
(b) Boule de Suif.
(c) Loiseau.
(d) Comte de Breville.

12. Why does the group of passengers urge Boule de Suif to speak to the Prussian officer when they first arrive in Totes?
(a) Because they are in business with the Prussian officer.
(b) Because her compliance would bring them wealth.
(c) Because they wish to get rid of her for good.
(d) Because her refusal could bring trouble on all of them.

13. In the coach, who does Cornudet revile that makes Boule de Suif become indignant?
(a) Rousseau.
(b) Charles X.
(c) Marie Antoinette.
(d) Louis-Napoleon.

14. As they begin to share the provisions Boule de Suif offers, what do they talk about?
(a) War.
(b) Family.
(c) Education.
(d) Romance.

15. What kind of soldiers wander through the town in the beginning of "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Defeated.
(d) Triumphant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What passengers are the last to alight from the coach when they arrive in Totes?

2. What does Cornudet notice about Loiseau and his wife as they pass the two hours before dinner the first day in Totes?

3. What port city do the merchants in Rouen have business in and have to reach, despite being occupied by the Germans?

4. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif" who are "scoundrels often brave beyond measure"?

5. At dinner the first day in Totes, who manifested a lively and tender sympathy for Boule de Suif?

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