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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the reason the Prussian officer gives the male passengers about refusing to start on their journey to Dieppe?
(a) He can't find the coach driver.
(b) The provisions have run out.
(c) He doesn't offer one.
(d) The weather is too treacherous.

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

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

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

6. Who faints from hunger after the odor of food permeates the coach in the story?
(a) The old nun.
(b) Boule de Suif.
(c) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(d) Comtesse de Breville

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

8. What country are the passengers in "Boule de Suif" traveling through on a coach?
(a) France.
(b) Russia.
(c) Spain.
(d) Germany.

9. At the beginning of the story, the vanquished in the city of Rouen realize they had to be civil to whom?
(a) Their family.
(b) Their peers.
(c) Their conquerors.
(d) Their allies.

10. What object does Cornudet use that is described as "admirably colored to a black the shade of its owner's teeth"?
(a) A pipe.
(b) A jug.
(c) A Bible.
(d) A wallet.

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

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

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

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

15. After night falls, what does Madame de Breville offer Boule de Suif when the cold makes her shiver in the coach?
(a) Her blanket.
(b) Her fur collar.
(c) Her foot-warmer.
(d) Her boots.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Monsieur Follenvie announce about the Prussian officer as the passengers are about to sit down to dinner the first day in Totes?

3. What kind of soldiers wander through the town in the beginning of "Boule de Suif"?

4. How many hours has the coach been on the road for when they see the lights glimmer from Totes?

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

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