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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the weather like as the passengers wait for their seats in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) It is raining.
(b) It is snowing.
(c) It is cloudy.
(d) It is sunny.

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

3. What do the ladies on the coach bring to warm their feet in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Copper foot-warmers.
(b) Silk leggings.
(c) Fur-lined boots.
(d) Small lanterns.

4. During their first supper in Totes, who states "War is a barbarous proceeding when we attack a peaceful neighbor, but it is a sacred duty when undertaken in defense of one' country."
(a) The Puny Nun.
(b) Cornudet.
(c) Boule de Suif.
(d) Monsieur Follenvie.

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

6. As "Boule de Suif" opens, how many days have the soldiers wandered through town?
(a) Few.
(b) Several.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

7. What port city do the merchants in Rouen have business in and have to reach, despite being occupied by the Germans?
(a) Vienna.
(b) Berlin.
(c) Rome.
(d) Havre.

8. How many passengers are traveling on a coach in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Ten.
(d) Eleven.

9. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," what happens to the National Guards' arms, uniforms, and death dealing paraphernalia?
(a) It was slowly buried.
(b) It was quickly burned.
(c) It appeared intermittently.
(d) It suddenly disappeared.

10. "Boule de Suif" is set during which war?
(a) WWI.
(b) Spanish.
(c) Franco-Prussian.
(d) Napoleonic.

11. As they dined after the first indignant outburst the first day in Totes, the coach passengers spoke _______and thought _______.
(a) Little; much.
(b) Little; some.
(c) Much; little.
(d) Some; much.

12. What is the Prussian officer wearing when the male passengers meet them after luncheon the first day in Totes?
(a) A gorgeous dressing-gown.
(b) A tailored suit.
(c) An opulent costume.
(d) A tattered uniform.

13. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif" who are "scoundrels often brave beyond measure"?
(a) Pillagers and nobility.
(b) Pillagers and debauchees.
(c) Merchants and nobility.
(d) Debauchees and aristocracy.

14. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," what are the "Avengers of Defeat," "Citizens of the Tomb," and "Brethren in Death."
(a) British dragoon.
(b) Enlisted men.
(c) Reformist campaigners.
(d) Legions of irregulars.

15. Who tells Monsieur Follenvie to "Kindly tell the scoundrel, that carrion of a Prussian, that I will never consent"?
(a) Madame Loiseau.
(b) Boule de Suif.
(c) The Old Nun.
(d) Madame Carre-Lamadon.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Cornudet settles beside the kitchen fireplace, what does he do as he "sucked the foam from his mustache" the first day in Totes?

2. What does Cornudet have that he offers to his neighbors in the coach on the way to Totes?

3. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," who do the members of the National Guard occasionally shoot?

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

5. The Prussian officer who often dined at the same table with the family, expressed sympathy with __________.

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