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Edmonde Charles-Roux
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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. For what was Etienne Balsan famous?
(a) His mistresses.
(b) His altruism.
(c) His bad investments.
(d) His abuse of alcohol.

2. Where did Chanel go during her self-imposed exile following her scandalous affair?
(a) Spain.
(b) America.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) England.

3. Who was "Boy" Capel to Chanel?
(a) A distant relation.
(b) The only man Chanel would ever love.
(c) A rival.
(d) Her trusted business partner.

4. In the city where Chanel was born, what influenced women's fashion?
(a) The cold climate.
(b) The proximity to the sea.
(c) Bohemian artistry.
(d) The harsh dust and sun.

5. How did Chanel feel about the place where she stayed after leaving the orphanage?
(a) Chanel felt unwelcome.
(b) Chanel felt as if she was making a difference.
(c) Chanel felt the need to escape.
(d) Chanel felt at home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Chanel's great-grandfather use to rent a property?

2. What is said to have shaped the world in which Chanel spent her childhood?

3. For generations, what was Chanel's family's financial situation?

4. When she was twenty years old, in what kind of establishment was Chanel offered a job?

5. In the foreword, how is Chanel's work ethic described upon her return to Paris after her exile?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Saumer, what influenced women's fashion at the time of Chanel's birth?

2. What did Chanel's great-grandfather establish for his family?

3. Where was Chanel's family from, and where was she herself born?

4. What did Chanel's father do for a living?

5. Because of her mother's death, what happened in Chanel's life?

6. How was Chanel able to achieve success even through World War II?

7. What caused the decline and collapse of French rural communities in the 1800s?

8. When did Chanel's parents marry, and what did it mean for the family?

9. What was significant about August in Saumer?

10. What had Chanel's family done for generations?

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