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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In his dedication, to what job does the author compare his work as a novelist?
(a) Supreme Court Justice.
(b) Theatre actor.
(c) Doctor of social medicine.
(d) Professor of philosophy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Who informs Lisbeth that Wenceslas is to marry Hortense?
(a) Hortense.
(b) The Baroness.
(c) Madame Marneffe.
(d) Wenceslas.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why has the Baroness' brother-in-law never married?

2. Why does the Baron decide to give Lisbeth a trade?

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

4. What does the narrator consider to be "the most reliable thermometer of wealth in Parisian households"?

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

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