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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Because he would have been more generous.
(b) Because he would have set them free.
(c) Because he would have been a kind husband.
(d) Because he would have made a handome hussar.

2. Who appears suddenly at the end of the street on their walk during the second day in Totes?
(a) Cornudet.
(b) The Prussian officer.
(c) The Old Nun.
(d) The innkeeper.

3. In the afternoon of the third day in Totes, what tone does the Count adopt on his walk with Boule de Suif to convince her to surrender to the Prussian?
(a) Familiar, maternal, slightly intimidated.
(b) Proper, respectful, slightly intimidated.
(c) Familiar, paternal, slightly contemptuous.
(d) Proper, maternal, slightly contemptuous.

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

5. What is the Prussian officer's response to their question about detention on the third day in Totes?
(a) He told Monsieur Follenvie that he would agree.
(b) He asked Monsieur Follenvie to fetch the men.
(c) He showed Monsieur Follenvie the door.
(d) He required Monsieur Follenvie to return with money.

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

7. Who breaks the "painful silence" in the coach as they began on their departure from Totes?
(a) Comtess de Breville.
(b) Madame Carre-Lamadon.
(c) Monsieur Carre-Lamadon.
(d) The Old Nun.

8. On their walk the second day in Totes, what looks "so mournful and depressing" to the passengers that they retraced their steps?
(a) The open country.
(b) The empty storefronts.
(c) The tattered houses.
(d) The winding roads.

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

10. On the second day in Totes, the coach passengers rose early, with a _______hope of being allowed to start, a _______desire than ever to do so.
(a) Strange; greater.
(b) Immense; smaller.
(c) Vague; smaller.
(d) Vague; greater.

11. On the third day in Totes, which person suggests that they deliver Boule de Suif "bound hand and foot" to the Prussian officer?
(a) Monsieur Follenvie.
(b) The Count.
(c) Cornudet.
(d) Loiseau.

12. On their walk the second day in Totes, who states that they could not "exact so painful a sacrifice from any woman, and that the first move must come from herself"?
(a) Boule de Suif.
(b) The Count.
(c) Loiseau.
(d) Madame Carre-Lamadon.

13. When the church bell summons the faithful on the third morning in Totes, what does Boule de Suif think about that convinces her to attend the ceremony?
(a) Her own wedding in Yvetot.
(b) The fallen soldiers from the war.
(c) Her own child being rasied by peasants.
(d) God's mercy on the poor and weak.

14. 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) Boule de Suif.
(c) Madame Loiseau.
(d) Madame Carre-Lamadon.

15. In the coach from Totes, Cornudet _____like a man who had just thought of a good _______.
(a) Frowned; plan.
(b) Smiled; idea.
(c) Smiled; joke.
(d) Frowned; plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the nuns partake in at lunch in the coach from Totes?

2. Who asked suddenly as they retrace their steps on the second day of Totes, "if that trollop were going to keep them waiting much longer in this Godforsaken spot"?

3. 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?

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

5. What "broke forth like a cord that is overstrained" for Boule de Suif in the coach on their trip from Totes?

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