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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What particular significance does the name d'Ervy have to the Baron?
(a) It is his birthplace.
(b) It is the name of his first love.
(c) It is his mother's maiden name.
(d) It is the site of a famous battle.

2. What item does Hortense promise Lisbeth in exchange for proof of her beau's existence?
(a) A diamond necklace.
(b) A feathered hat.
(c) A parasol.
(d) A yellow cashmere shawl.

3. What is Monsieur Crevel doing while waiting for the Baroness to enter the sitting room?
(a) Talking to himself.
(b) Looking at himself in a mirror.
(c) Reading a newspaper.
(d) Combing his hair.

4. What does the narrator consider to be "the most reliable thermometer of wealth in Parisian households"?
(a) The neighborhood.
(b) The mode of transportation.
(c) The table.
(d) The closet.

5. What is the significance of the name Mirah?
(a) It is an anagram of Hiram, thereby denoting Jewish heritage.
(b) It is the name of a German town.
(c) It is the name of a town in Israel.
(d) It is the German word for light.

6. What gift does the Emperor bestow on the Baroness when she is a young woman?
(a) A medal of honor.
(b) A diamond necklace.
(c) A pearl necklace.
(d) A cashmere shawl.

7. Who is Jenny Cadine's protector?
(a) Monsieur Crevel.
(b) Cousin Bette.
(c) Monsieur Hulot.
(d) The Baroness.

8. With whom is Lisbeth on good terms in all of the houses she frequents?
(a) The pets.
(b) The young men.
(c) The children.
(d) The servants.

9. What is Jenny Cadine's profession?
(a) Opera singer.
(b) Actress.
(c) Seamstress.
(d) Schoolmistress.

10. With what major event do the beginnings of Monsieur Hulot's infidelities coincide?
(a) The end of the monarchy.
(b) The Glorious Revolution.
(c) The end of the empire.
(d) The French Revolution.

11. How long had Lisbeth's beau been working on the figurine she shows to Hortense?
(a) Twelve months.
(b) Two years.
(c) Eighteen months.
(d) Ten months.

12. Who sees Monsieur Hulot in a front stall at the Varietes with Jenny Cadine?
(a) Cousin Bette.
(b) Monsieur Hulot's son.
(c) Mademoiselle Hortense.
(d) The Baroness.

13. What name does Monsieur Crevel give to the modern parable of Monsieur Hulot and his family?
(a) The Bad Samaritan.
(b) The Prodigal Father.
(c) The Friend at Night.
(d) The Rich Fool.

14. What happens just as Lisbeth is about to set up her own business?
(a) The empire collapses.
(b) She becomes gravely ill.
(c) She accepts a marriage proposal.
(d) She goes bankrupt.

15. How long has Monsieur Crevel been a widower?
(a) Five years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) Fifteen years.
(d) Two years.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much older is the Baroness than her cousin Bette?

2. What is the nationality of Lisbeth's romantic interest?

3. Why does the Baron want Lisbeth to move to the Rue Vaneau?

4. Which country does Monsieur Crevel dream of visiting?

5. What subject does Lisbeth's beau teach?

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