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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the Baroness and Monsieur Crevel related?
(a) The Baroness' son is married to Monsieur Crevel's daughter.
(b) The Baroness is married to Monsieur Crevel's uncle.
(c) Monsieur Crevel is married to the Baroness' cousin.
(d) Monsieur Crevel's son is married to the Baroness' daughter.

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

3. What word means animal of the rocks or chamois?
(a) Rocamadour.
(b) Hulot.
(c) Crevel.
(d) Steinbock.

4. Why is Madame Marneffe denied an inheritance?
(a) She is an orphan.
(b) She is an illegitimate child.
(c) She is a gambler.
(d) Her family disowned her.

5. Who arranges for Wenceslas to be released from prison?
(a) Stidman.
(b) The Baron.
(c) Crevel.
(d) Lisbeth

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

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

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

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

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

11. How many suitors has Lisbeth rejected?
(a) Zero.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Five.

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

13. What had been Monsieur Crevel's profession?
(a) Perfumer.
(b) Pharmacist.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Lawyer.

14. Who is Madame Marneffe's father?
(a) Monsieur Crevel.
(b) The Comte of Clichy.
(c) The Comte of Montcornet.
(d) The Baron.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Monsieur Hulot and Monsieur Crevel become acquainted?

2. The author dedicates the novel to a scholar who studies which writer?

3. What nickname does the Baron give to Lisbeth?

4. To what animal does Monsieur Crevel compare Mademoiselle Hortense in his conversation with the Baroness?

5. Who steals Lisbeth's admirer?

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