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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who does Wenceslas tell Lisbeth has purchased his group?
(a) Monsieur Crevel.
(b) The Duc d'Herouville.
(c) The Baron.
(d) The Comte of Montcornet.

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

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

7. To whom is Lisbeth apprenticed by the Baron?
(a) The dressmakers to the high society.
(b) The typesetters of the daily news.
(c) The embroiderers to the Imperial court.
(d) The glassblowers of the local village.

8. What reason does Lisbeth give Wenceslas to convince him not to write to anyone from jail about his predicament?
(a) To not worry his friends.
(b) To not anger her moneylender.
(c) To protect his reputation.
(d) To not make the authorities suspicious.

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the difference in age between Monsieur Crevel and Monsieur Hulot?

2. What nickname does the Baron give to Lisbeth?

3. Why is Madame Marneffe denied an inheritance?

4. What job does the Baroness' son aspire to?

5. How does Lisbeth know the Marneffes?

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