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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Monsieur Follenvie announce about the Prussian officer as the passengers are about to sit down to dinner the first day in Totes?
(a) He wants to know if Mademoiselle Elisabeth Rousset has changed her mind.
(b) He wants to know if Madame Follenvie has changed her mind.
(c) He wants to know if the two nuns have changed their minds.
(d) He wants to know if Madame Loiseau has changed her mind.

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

3. What does Boule de Suif stammer when she returns from her meeting with Prussian officer when they first arrive in Totes?
(a) "Oh, the coward, the coward!"
(b) "Oh, the hero, the hero!"
(c) "Oh, the scoundrel! The scoundrel!"
(d) "Oh, the rascal, the rascal!"

4. What instrument does Monsieur Follenvie's chest sound like during the card game the first day in Totes?
(a) An organ.
(b) A horn.
(c) A guitar.
(d) A drum.

5. Who does Loiseau fancy he sees receive a noiseless blow in the dark in the coach?
(a) The coachman.
(b) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(c) Comte de Breville.
(d) Cornudet.

6. What does Monsieur Follenvie tell his wife to do when she comes to fetch him to go to bed during the card game?
(a) Wait up with my sherry.
(b) Fetch my slippers before retiring.
(c) Have a glass of milk in the drawing room.
(d) Put my egg-nogg by the fire.

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

8. According to the narrator, who feels affection for the "pomp and circumstance of despotic government"?
(a) Most men.
(b) Some men.
(c) Few women.
(d) All women.

9. What do the coach passengers do to pass the two hours before dinner the first day in Totes?
(a) Read the paper.
(b) Recite scripture.
(c) Play cards.
(d) Walk to town.

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

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

12. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," who do the members of the National Guard occasionally shoot?
(a) Members of their own family.
(b) Members of their own sentinels.
(c) Members of the Russian army.
(d) Members of the German army.

13. According to the servant, why does Monsieur Follenvie never rise before ten o'clock?
(a) Because of his depression.
(b) Because of his asthma.
(c) Because of his migraines.
(d) Because of his insomnia.

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

15. Who refuses to meet with the Prussian officer after luncheon the first day in Totes, stating that he would never have anything to do with the Germans?
(a) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(b) Monsieur Follenvie.
(c) Comte de Breville.
(d) Cornudet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the male passengers want to meet with the Prussian officer after luncheon the first day in Totes?

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

3. Who tells Monsieur Follenvie to "Kindly tell the scoundrel, that carrion of a Prussian, that I will never consent"?

4. What does the rumor about the Prussians concern in the beginning of "Boule de Suif"?

5. In "Boule de Suif," why could no one mention Loiseau's name without adding that he was an "extraordinary man"?

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