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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On the second day in Totes, the coach passengers, for want of something better to do before lunch, do what?
(a) Walk to the square.
(b) Read by the fire.
(c) Wander around the coach.
(d) Nap in their rooms.

2. On the third day the passengers are in Totes, why are the ladies pleasant to Boule de Suif until lunch time?
(a) To increase her confidence and make her amenable to their advice.
(b) To decrease her confidence and make her suspect their advice.
(c) To increase her confidence and make her suspect their advice.
(d) To decrease her confidence and make her amenable to their advice.

3. According to the passengers during lunch the second day of Totes, what step would have been of "little consequence" to Boule de Suif?
(a) If she had not sought out the innkeeper.
(b) If she had not sought out the Prussian.
(c) If she had sought out the innkeeper.
(d) If she had sought out the Prussian.

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

5. 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 can't pay her fare for the coach.
(b) Because she insulted her on their walk.
(c) Because of her trade as a prostitute.
(d) Because she is in love with her husband.

6. 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.

7. During their trip from Totes, why does Boule de Suif want to open her lips "to shriek the truth at them, to overwhelm them with a volley of insults"?
(a) Because they were lying and stealing from her.
(b) Because they were laughing and pointing at her.
(c) Because they were throwing food and shouting at her.
(d) Because they were eating and ignoring her.

8. 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) Vague; smaller.
(b) Immense; smaller.
(c) Strange; greater.
(d) Vague; greater.

9. During their trip from Totes, what does Cornudet remove from his loose overcoat in the coach?
(a) Fruit and bread.
(b) Wine and bread.
(c) Hard-boiled eggs and bread.
(d) Hard-boiled eggs and fruit.

10. As the passenger drew together to make their course of action to persuade Boule de Suif on the third day in Totes, the ladies were adept at _______phrases and _______subtleties of expression to describe the most ________things.
(a) Delicate; charming; proper.
(b) Crude; outrageous; proper.
(c) Delicate; charming; improper.
(d) Crude; outrageous; improper.

11. On their final morning in Totes, what are the passengers doing while they wait for Boule de Suif?
(a) Dining at the village cafe with the coach driver.
(b) Cleaning out their rooms for the next guests.
(c) Putting up provisions for the remainder of the journey.
(d) Waiting by the fireplace with blankets for the trip.

12. What do the rest of the company do after Boule de Suif leaves for church on the third day in Totes?
(a) Drew their chairs together to decide what to have for dinner.
(b) Drew their chairs together in order to play a game of cards.
(c) Drew their chairs together for to recite Bible passages.
(d) Drew their chairs together to decide on some course of action.

13. In the afternoon their second day in Totes, who proposes the passengers go for a walk in the village neighborhood?
(a) The nuns.
(b) The Prussian officer.
(c) The innkeeper.
(d) The Count.

14. What object does Loiseau take out in the coach on their departure from Totes, that is "thick with the grease of five years' contact with half-wiped tables"?
(a) A pack of cards.
(b) A box of cigars.
(c) A bound Bible.
(d) A flash of liquor.

15. When Boule de Suif arrives at the coach for their departure from Totes, how does Madame Carre-Lamadon respond to her greeting?
(a) With a insolent nod and look of outraged virtue.
(b) With a warm smile and look of excessive gratitude.
(c) With an abrupt embrace and look of restrained gallantry.
(d) With a cool handshake and look of graceful humility.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. What does Boule de Suif remember about their trip to Totes in the coach departing from it?

3. When the passengers return from their walk on the second day in Totes, why do the exchange sharp words over the "merest trifles"?

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

5. Who declares after they take their seats in the coach for their departure from Totes, "What a mercy I am not sitting beside that creature!"

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