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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which country does Monsieur Crevel dream of visiting?
(a) Norway.
(b) Spain.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) Sweden.

2. Who considers herself to be the family confessional?
(a) Hortense.
(b) Adeline.
(c) Lisbeth.
(d) Jenny Cadine.

3. Where does the Baroness come from?
(a) Normandy.
(b) Gibraltar.
(c) Lorraine.
(d) Paris.

4. What is the profession of the Baroness' son?
(a) Pharmacist.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Milliner.
(d) Lawyer.

5. According to the narrator, what is the fundamental feature of Lisbeth's character?
(a) Greed.
(b) Forgiveness.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Jealousy.

6. What does Monsieur Crevel suggest that Madame Hulot do to obtain a dowry for her daughter?
(a) Ask her cousin for a loan.
(b) Ask her son for a loan.
(c) Become a seamstress.
(d) Become his mistress.

7. How does Wenceslas discover the identity of the person who arranges for his release from prison?
(a) A letter.
(b) A court document.
(c) A personal visit.
(d) Word of mouth.

8. Who is the author of Cousin Bette?
(a) Emile Zola.
(b) Honoré de Balzac.
(c) Gustave Flaubert.
(d) Jean-Luc Goddard.

9. How does Lisbeth know the Marneffes?
(a) They attend the same church.
(b) Lisbeth worked for Monsieur Marneffe.
(c) They work in the same building.
(d) They live in the same building.

10. What nickname does the Baron give to Lisbeth?
(a) Bright-eyes.
(b) Nanny-goat.
(c) Pretty-Lizzie.
(d) Old-girl.

11. Who steals Lisbeth's admirer?
(a) Hortense.
(b) The Baroness.
(c) Madame Marneffe.
(d) Celestine Crevel.

12. How do Monsieur Hulot and Monsieur Crevel become acquainted?
(a) Through their military service.
(b) Through their parents.
(c) Through their children.
(d) Through their mistresses.

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

14. What subject does Lisbeth's beau teach?
(a) History.
(b) Gymnastics.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Art.

15. What does Lisbeth bring home to her admirer from the dinner parties she attends?
(a) Silverware.
(b) Flowers.
(c) Fruit and sweets.
(d) Leftovers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What financial difficulty do the Marneffes face?

2. What item does Hortense promise Lisbeth in exchange for proof of her beau's existence?

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

4. What does Lisbeth surmise as the cause of her admirer's failed suicide attempt?

5. What year does the novel take place?

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