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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Prussian officer afforded a ______example of that ______bearing which seems natural to the ______soldier.
(a) Poor; hospitable; defeated.
(b) Fine; hospitable; victorious.
(c) Fine; insolent; victorious.
(d) Poor; insolent; defeated.

2. What do boat-men and fishermen often haul to the surface in "Boule de Suif"?
(a) Buried treasures.
(b) The body of a German.
(c) Disgarded weapons.
(d) Fish.

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

4. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," who do the members of the National Guard occasionally shoot?
(a) Members of their own family.
(b) Members of their own sentinels.
(c) Members of the Russian army.
(d) Members of the German army.

5. Who sends the Prussian officer a card on which Monsieur Carre-Lamadon inscribes his name and titles?
(a) Comte de Breville.
(b) Loiseau.
(c) Madame Follenvie.
(d) Boule de Suif.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the servant, why does Monsieur Follenvie never rise before ten o'clock?

2. What is Boule de Suif's real name?

3. When the clock strikes ten first day in Totes, who tells Monsieur Follenvie that "They are not to start without an order from me"?

4. What does the rumor about the Prussians concern in the beginning of "Boule de Suif"?

5. In the beginning of "Boule de Suif," the anguish of _______made men even desire the arrival of the________ .

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting in the opening scene of "Boule de Suif" and its significance.

2. Who shares lunch with the coach passengers on their journey to Rouen, and why is it significant?

3. How do the women on the coach treat Boule de Suif on the first leg of their journey and why is it significant?

4. How does Boule de Suif appear when she arrives at the coach the morning after she sleeps with the Prussian officer and how is it significant?

5. Why does Cornudet whistle and hum in the coach at the end of "Boule de Suif"?

6. When the passengers congregate in the kitchen to discuss the Prussian's motives for detaining them the first day, what are their assumptions and how are they significant?

7. What is the reaction among the passengers when Monsieur Follenvie comes in to inquire about whether Elisabeth Rousset has changed her mind?

8. In contrast to the other passengers, what does Boule de Suif realize in the coach departing Totes about the comprising situation they put her in?

9. Why does Loiseau take off his watch chain in the kitchen as the coach passengers discuss the Prussian officer's motives, and how is it significant?

10. What do the conquerors demand of the inhabitants of Rouen and what are the consequences?

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