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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Mysteries.
(b) Truths.
(c) Apparitions.
(d) Inhabitants.

2. 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) Cornudet.
(d) Comte de Breville.

3. 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 conquerors.
(c) Their allies.
(d) Their peers.

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

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

6. In "Boule de Suif," who alone is authorized to interview the Prussian officer on civil matters?
(a) The servant.
(b) Monsieur Follenvie.
(c) Madame Follenvie.
(d) The cook.

7. What is the word that no one is shocked to hear about the Prussian officer's request?
(a) Murder.
(b) Ransom.
(c) Hostage.
(d) Mistress.

8. The Prussian officer who often dined at the same table with the family, expressed sympathy with __________.
(a) Germany.
(b) France.
(c) Russia.
(d) United States.

9. 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 steal his weapons.
(c) To ask to start on their journey.
(d) To ask to stay in Totes.

10. As Cornudet settles beside the kitchen fireplace, what does he do as he "sucked the foam from his mustache" the first day in Totes?
(a) Shook with laughter and held his belly with his greasy fingers.
(b) Turned the pages of a book with his long fingers.
(c) Crossed his long legs near the fire.
(d) Passed his long fingers through his long greasy hair.

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

12. In "Boule de Suif," who is a king in the cotton trade with a much younger wife?
(a) Cornudet.
(b) Monsieur de Suif.
(c) Comte Hubert de Breville.
(d) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do boat-men and fishermen often haul to the surface in "Boule de Suif"?

2. What is the name of the hotel the coach stops in front of when they arrive in Totes?

3. In the morning of their first day in Totes, what do the male passengers see the Prussian soldiers doing in the town square while looking for the coach driver?

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

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

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