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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the male passengers want to meet with the Prussian officer after luncheon the first day in Totes?
(a) To inquire about money.
(b) To ask to stay in Totes.
(c) To steal his weapons.
(d) To ask to start on their journey.

2. 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.

3. Who declares at dinner the first day in Totes that the Prussians behaved liked "ancient barbarians"?
(a) Comte de Breville.
(b) Loiseau.
(c) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(d) Boule de Suif.

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

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

6. 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) Comte de Breville.
(c) Monsieur Follenvie.
(d) Cornudet.

7. 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) Some; much.
(d) Much; little.

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

9. In the beginning of the story, what do the conquerors exact from the inhabitants of Rouen?
(a) Accolades.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Transportation.
(d) Money.

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

11. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," what kind of soldiers are NOT wandering through the town?
(a) Enlisted.
(b) Retired.
(c) Volunteers.
(d) Artillerymen.

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

13. In Totes, who appeared only at meals and said nothing about the Prussian officer's request regarding Boule de Suif?
(a) The men.
(b) The nuns.
(c) The innkeepers.
(d) The women.

14. Why do the coach passengers resemble "obese priests in their cassocks" when they meet for their seats?
(a) Because they are devout Christians.
(b) Because they are disguised as priests.
(c) Because they are very fat.
(d) Because they are swathed in heavy winter wraps.

15. What is the coach driver doing when the male passengers find him the morning of the first day in Totes?
(a) Arguing with the innkeeper's wife.
(b) Harnessing the horses.
(c) Confessing to the priest.
(d) Fraternizing with the officer's orderly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Boule de Suif's real name?

2. When they arrive at Totes, the mood at supper after Boule de Suif returns from her meeting with the Prussian officer is characterized as what?

3. What object does Cornudet use that is described as "admirably colored to a black the shade of its owner's teeth"?

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

5. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," the soldiers wore long, dirty________ and tattered _________.

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