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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Madame Loiseau state that the officer has "behaved very well" on the third day in Totes?
(a) Because he could have chosen a poor peasant woman instead of Boule de Suif.
(b) Because he could have chosen one of the married women instead of Boule de Suif.
(c) Because he didn't choose any of the women.
(d) Because he chose the married women over Boule de Suif.

2. What kind of pies does Comtess de Breville take out in the coach for lunch on their departure from Totes?
(a) Fruit.
(b) Vegetable.
(c) Game.
(d) Chocolate.

3. On the third day in Totes, which person suggests that the should persuade Boule de Suif to sleep with the Prussian?
(a) Cornudet.
(b) Loiseau.
(c) Monsieur Follenvie.
(d) The Count.

4. Who "remained apart from the rest, taking no share in the plot" of persuading Boule de Suif to sleep with the Prussian.
(a) Comte de Breville.
(b) Cornudet.
(c) Monsieur Follenvie.
(d) Loiseau.

5. What three people decide NOT to go for a walk in the village neighborhood?
(a) Boule de Suif, the Old Nun, and the Puny Nun.
(b) Cornudet, the Old Nun, and the Puny Nun.
(c) Cornudet, Boule de Suif, and the Old Nun.
(d) Cornudet, Boule de Suif, and the Puny Nun.

6. What is the tone Maupassant uses in describing the "good sisters" in the coach on their departure from Totes?
(a) Anxious.
(b) Reverential.
(c) Calm.
(d) Sarcastic.

7. What powerful argument does the Countess make the most of regarding the Church at dinner the third day in Totes?
(a) That the Church doesn't pardon crimes even when they are done for the glory of God or good of mankind
(b) That the Church will not pardon crimes that are not done for the glory of God or the good of mankind.
(c) That the Church readily pardons crimes when they are done for the glory of God or good of mankind.
(d) That the Church sometimes pardons crimes even if they are not done for the glory of God or the good of mankind.

8. What kind of paper is the cheese that Comtess de Breville take out in the coach on their departure from Totes wrapped in?
(a) White paper.
(b) Newspaper.
(c) Glossy paper.
(d) Brown paper.

9. Whose "vulgar temperament broke bounds" after Monsieur Follenvie returned from the Prussian officer's room on the third day in Totes?
(a) Comtess de Breville.
(b) Madame Loiseau.
(c) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(d) Boule de Suif.

10. What is the description given of the person who chuckles at Boule de Suif's crying in the coach from Totes?
(a) Bored.
(b) Unintelligent.
(c) Triumphant.
(d) Hostile.

11. As the passengers talk about the Prussian officer, why does Madame Loiseau claim that Boule de Suif does not have the right to refuse him?
(a) Because she insulted her on their walk.
(b) Because she can't pay her fare for the coach.
(c) Because of her trade as a prostitute.
(d) Because she is in love with her husband.

12. What efforts at self-control does Boule de Suif attempt to do in the coach on their trip from Totes?
(a) Swallow her sobs; close her eyes.
(b) Swallow her sobs; pull on a blanket.
(c) Draw herself up; unclasp her hands.
(d) Draw herself up; swallow her sobs.

13. According to Monsieur Carre-Lamadon, if the French made a counter attack by way of Dieppe, their encounter with the enemy would inevitably take place where?
(a) Paris.
(b) Totes.
(c) Rouen.
(d) Marseilles.

14. What does Loiseau suggest the company should ask the officer after Boule de Suif leaves for church on the third day in Totes?
(a) They should ask the officer to detain half of the company and let the rest depart.
(b) They should ask the officer to let the entire company depart.
(c) They should ask the officer to detain them only and let Boule de Suif depart.
(d) They should ask the officer to detain Boule de Suif only and let the rest depart.

15. When the coach starts on its departure from Totes, what is Boule de Suif's attitude toward her neighbors?
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Disappointment.
(c) Grateful.
(d) Indignant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is talking to Monsieur Carre-Lamadon as the ladies discuss Madame d'Etrelles in the coach from Totes?

2. Why does the Count whisper "Hush!" to the group as they discuss persuading Boule de Suif on the third day in Totes?

3. What is the Prussian officer's response to their question about detention on the third day in Totes?

4. What is the weather like on their walk in the village neighborhood the second day in Totes?

5. When the ladies talk about the Prussian soldier on their walk the second day, why does Madame Carre-Lamadon state that she regrets the soldier is not a Frenchman?

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