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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do the leaders of "Avengers of Defeat," "Citizens of the Tomb," and "Brethren in Death" behave?
(a) As though they alone bore the fortunes of the birth of Germany on their humble shoulders.
(b) As though they alone bore the fortunes of dying Germany on their braggart shoulders.
(c) As though they alone bore the fortunes of the birth of France on their humble shoulders.
(d) As though they alone bore the fortunes of dying France on their braggart shoulders.

2. The soldiers advanced in what kind of fashion in the beginning of "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Bizarre.
(b) Listless.
(c) Productive.
(d) Happy.

3. 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 Totes.
(c) Hotel du Lyon.
(d) Hotel du Commerce.

4. In the morning of their first day in Totes, where do the male passengers find the coach driver?
(a) In the stable.
(b) In the village cafe.
(c) In the church.
(d) In the hotel lobby.

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

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

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

8. The Prussian officer afforded a ______example of that ______bearing which seems natural to the ______soldier.
(a) Fine; hospitable; victorious.
(b) Poor; hospitable; defeated.
(c) Fine; insolent; victorious.
(d) Poor; insolent; defeated.

9. Why does Boule de Suif refuse Cornudet their first night in Totes?
(a) Because she would not suffer to speak to the enemy.
(b) Because she would not suffer to spy on her neighbors.
(c) Because she would not suffer to dine with a loathsome companion.
(d) Because she would not suffer to be caressed with the enemy nearby.

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

11. Who tells Monsieur Follenvie to "Kindly tell the scoundrel, that carrion of a Prussian, that I will never consent"?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) The Old Nun.
(c) Madame Loiseau.
(d) Madame Carre-Lamadon.

12. Why does the four-horse coach decide to leave on Tuesday morning before daybreak?
(a) To avoid traffic on the road.
(b) To avoid attracting a crowd.
(c) To take advantage of the daylight.
(d) To get a head start on their journey.

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

14. When the clock strikes ten first day in Totes, who tells Monsieur Follenvie that "They are not to start without an order from me"?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) Madame Follenvie.
(c) The Prussian officer.
(d) The coach driver.

15. How many hours has the coach been on the road for when they see the lights glimmer from Totes?
(a) Five.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Nine.
(d) Eleven.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. In "Boule de Suif," who alone is authorized to interview the Prussian officer on civil matters?

3. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," who do the members of the National Guard occasionally shoot?

4. In Totes, who appeared only at meals and said nothing about the Prussian officer's request regarding Boule de Suif?

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

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