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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Boule de Suif much sought after in the story?
(a) Because of her connections to high society.
(b) Because of her fresh, pleasing appearance.
(c) Because of her knowledge of many subjects.
(d) Because of her kind, warm heart.

2. What do boat-men and fishermen often haul to the surface in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Fish.
(b) The body of a German.
(c) Disgarded weapons.
(d) Buried treasures.

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

4. What is the word that no one is shocked to hear about the Prussian officer's request?
(a) Ransom.
(b) Murder.
(c) Hostage.
(d) Mistress.

5. What is the name of the hotel the coach stops in front of when they arrive in Totes?
(a) Hotel du Totes.
(b) Hotel du Lyon.
(c) Hotel du Commerce.
(d) Hotel du Napoleon.

6. What is NOT one of the reasons the coach passengers discuss in the kitchen after the meeting with the Prussian officer the first day in Totes?
(a) They were to be held for ransom.
(b) They were to be extradited as prisoners of war.
(c) They were being held hostage.
(d) They were being held because of Boule de Suif.

7. Who does Madame Follenvie address herself to while the passengers dine during their first supper in Totes?
(a) Cornudet.
(b) Boule de Suif.
(c) The Countess.
(d) The Old Nun.

8. In "Boule de Suif," where do the travelers meet to take their seats in the coach in the morning?
(a) The main entrance of Normandie park.
(b) The lobby of Normandie bank.
(c) The courtyard of Hotel de Normandie.
(d) The garage on Rue Normandie.

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

10. What do the men search for in the farmhouses beside the road that they cannot find in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Blankets.
(b) Water.
(c) Toilets.
(d) Food.

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

12. At dinner the first day in Totes, who manifested a lively and tender sympathy for Boule de Suif?
(a) The men.
(b) The innkeepers.
(c) The nuns.
(d) The women.

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

14. What does Cornudet notice about Loiseau and his wife as they pass the two hours before dinner the first day in Totes?
(a) That they are atheists.
(b) That they have not returned.
(c) That they understand German.
(d) That they are in league to cheat.

15. In "Boule de Suif," who has the best seats in the coach?
(a) Two Nuns.
(b) Monsieur and Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(c) Comte and Comtesse Hubert de Breville.
(d) Monsieur and Madame Loiseau.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When the coach lights the lantern, what hovers over the sweating flanks of the horses and roadside?

3. 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?

4. Why does the four-horse coach decide to leave on Tuesday morning before daybreak?

5. According to the narrator, who feels affection for the "pomp and circumstance of despotic government"?

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