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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 refusal could bring trouble on all of them.
(b) Because they are in business with the Prussian officer.
(c) Because they wish to get rid of her for good.
(d) Because her compliance would bring them wealth.

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

3. In "Boule de Suif," who is the "terror of all respectable people"?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(c) Comte de Breville.
(d) Cornudet.

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

5. 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) Reformist campaigners.
(c) Legions of irregulars.
(d) Enlisted men.

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) Have a glass of milk in the drawing room.
(b) Wait up with my sherry.
(c) Fetch my slippers before retiring.
(d) Put my egg-nogg by the fire.

7. Who breaks their jug on the table in indignation at the Prussian officer's request regarding Boule de Suif?
(a) Monsieur Follenvie.
(b) Comte de Breville.
(c) Cornudet.
(d) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.

8. When the coach lights the lantern, what hovers over the sweating flanks of the horses and roadside?
(a) A dense fog.
(b) A cloud of vapor.
(c) A light mist.
(d) A shadow of moonlight.

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

10. In "Boule de Suif," Loiseau sold very _____wine at a very ____price.
(a) Bad; low.
(b) Bad; high.
(c) Good; low.
(d) Good; high.

11. Retiring after supper on their first night in Totes, Loiseau puts his eye to the bedroom keyhole in order to discover the ________of the corridor.
(a) Inhabitants.
(b) Mysteries.
(c) Apparitions.
(d) Truths.

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

13. Why are the coach passengers frightened when they first arrive in Totes?
(a) They hear the ringing of a bell and a voice call out in German.
(b) They hear the clanging of a scabbard and a voice call out in French.
(c) They hear the clanging of a scabbard and a voice call out in German.
(d) They hear the ringing of a bell and a voice call out in French.

14. 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 being held hostage.
(b) They were being held because of Boule de Suif.
(c) They were to be held for ransom.
(d) They were to be extradited as prisoners of war.

15. What is the name of the card game the men propose to play after dinner the first day in Totes?
(a) Eleusis.
(b) Euchre.
(c) Escarte.
(d) Eighty-three.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the coach driver, what does he tell the male passengers who have been looking for him the morning of the first day in Totes that he is forbidden to do?

2. According to the coach driver, who gave him command the morning of the first day in Totes?

3. What is the Prussian officer wearing when the male passengers meet them after luncheon the first day in Totes?

4. What is the reason the Prussian officer gives the male passengers about refusing to start on their journey to Dieppe?

5. Why does Cornudet follow Boule de Suif to her room their first night in Totes?

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