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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. As they discuss persuading Boule de Suif on the third day in Totes, how did the Count utter several "rather risky witticisms"?
(a) Tactfully.
(b) Easily.
(c) Softly.
(d) Loudly.

4. When Boule de Suif arrives at the coach from their departure from Totes, why do the tier skirts appear "infected with some deadly disease"?
(a) Because they didn't want to touch Boule de Suif.
(b) Because they were infected with disease.
(c) Because they weren't laundered before departure.
(d) Because Boule de Suif's son died from disease.

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

6. According to the narrator, as they discuss persuading Boule de Suif on the third day in Totes, every woman in the world is furnished with what?
(a) A thick veneer of modesty.
(b) A thick veneer of immodesty.
(c) A thin veneer of immodesty.
(d) A thin veneer of modesty.

7. 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) Totes.
(b) Marseilles.
(c) Paris.
(d) Rouen.

8. 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 flash of liquor.
(d) A bound Bible.

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

10. Where does Boule de Suif sit in the coach on their departure from Totes?
(a) In the back seat.
(b) In the front seat.
(c) In the same seat.
(d) In the middle seat.

11. What are the lids on the oval dishes that Comtess de Breville take out in the coach on their departure from Totes decorated with?
(a) Painted landscape.
(b) Earthenware hare.
(c) Copper fruit.
(d) Porcelain flowers.

12. As they talked on their walk the second day in Totes, what is the prevailing feeling among the women?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Anxiety.
(d) Constraint.

13. How does the person who suddenly appears at the end of the street acknowledge the passengers?
(a) By bowing to the men and cheerfully glancing at the ladies.
(b) By bowing to the ladies and cheerfully glancing at the men.
(c) By bowing to the ladies and scornfully glancing at the men.
(d) By bowing to the men and scornfully glancing at the ladies.

14. What is the church bell summoning on the third morning in Totes?
(a) A baptism.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A mass.
(d) A wedding.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who states after dinner the third day in Totes, "when women run after uniforms it's all the same to them whether the men who wear them are French or Prussian. It's perfectly sickening!"

2. What kind of paper is the cheese that Comtess de Breville take out in the coach on their departure from Totes wrapped in?

3. In the coach from Totes, Cornudet _____like a man who had just thought of a good _______.

4. How does Boule de Suif react to the passengers' response to her when she arrives at the coach for their departure?

5. Who is the "creature" the person is referring to in the coach from Totes?

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