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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What year does the novel take place?
(a) 1838.
(b) 1538.
(c) 1788.
(d) 1928.

6. Why has the Baroness' brother-in-law never married?
(a) He has been looking for a second Adeline.
(b) He has been serving his country.
(c) He has been horribly disfigured in the war.
(d) He has been busy amassing his fortune.

7. What is the nationality of Lisbeth's romantic interest?
(a) German.
(b) Pole.
(c) Russian.
(d) Swiss.

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

9. To what animal does Monsieur Crevel compare Mademoiselle Hortense in his conversation with the Baroness?
(a) A nightingale.
(b) A pig.
(c) A thoroughbred horse.
(d) A fox.

10. Who buys the group from Wenceslas?
(a) Stidman.
(b) Monsieur Marneffe.
(c) The Baron.
(d) Monsieur Crevel.

11. How much older is the Baroness than her cousin Bette?
(a) Five years.
(b) Fifteen days.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Three years.

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

13. The author dedicates the novel to a scholar who studies which writer?
(a) Boccaccio.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Dante.
(d) Cervantes.

14. Why does the Baron want Lisbeth to move to the Rue Vaneau?
(a) To be closer to the family.
(b) To distance her from Hortense.
(c) To spy on Madame Marneffe.
(d) To live in a more fashionable area.

15. What commission does the Baron get for Lisbeth's admirer?
(a) A group for Monsieur Crevel.
(b) A clock for the prince.
(c) A statue of Napoleon.
(d) A statue of Marshal Montcornet.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How are the Baroness and Monsieur Crevel related?

3. What does Lisbeth bring home to her admirer from the dinner parties she attends?

4. What name does Monsieur Crevel give to the modern parable of Monsieur Hulot and his family?

5. In his dedication, to what job does the author compare his work as a novelist?

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