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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Boule de Suif stammer when she returns from her meeting with Prussian officer when they first arrive in Totes?
(a) "Oh, the scoundrel! The scoundrel!"
(b) "Oh, the hero, the hero!"
(c) "Oh, the rascal, the rascal!"
(d) "Oh, the coward, the coward!"

2. 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) Enlisted men.
(d) Legions of irregulars.

3. 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 dying Germany on their braggart shoulders.
(b) As though they alone bore the fortunes of the birth of Germany on their humble shoulders.
(c) As though they alone bore the fortunes of dying France on their braggart shoulders.
(d) As though they alone bore the fortunes of the birth of France on their humble shoulders.

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

5. As they begin to share the provisions Boule de Suif offers, what do they talk about?
(a) Family.
(b) Education.
(c) Romance.
(d) War.

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

7. How do the nuns in "Boule de Suif" spend their time in the coach?
(a) Reading.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Praying.
(d) Listening.

8. How does Boule de Suif respond to the matrons loud whispers of "hussy" and "public scandal" about her?
(a) She smiles at them.
(b) She bows her head.
(c) She casts a hurt look at them.
(d) She casts a challenging look at them.

9. At dinner the first day in Totes, who manifested a lively and tender sympathy for Boule de Suif?
(a) The nuns.
(b) The men.
(c) The women.
(d) The innkeepers.

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

11. What speed is the coach moving along its journey to Totes in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Not moving.
(b) Slowly.
(c) Quickly.
(d) Moderately.

12. 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 her compliance would bring them wealth.
(c) Because her refusal could bring trouble on all of them.
(d) Because they are in business with the Prussian officer.

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

14. In "Boule de Suif," why could no one mention Loiseau's name without adding that he was an "extraordinary man"?
(a) Because of his excellent wine.
(b) Because of his practical jokes.
(c) Because of his fortune.
(d) Because of his gorgeous wife.

15. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," the soldiers wore long, dirty________ and tattered _________.
(a) Uniforms; flags.
(b) Beards; uniforms.
(c) Robes; flags.
(d) Robes; beards.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the coach passengers resemble "obese priests in their cassocks" when they meet for their seats?

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. "Boule de Suif" is set during which war?

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

5. How many passengers are traveling on a coach in "Boule de Suif"?

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