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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why is cousin Bette not accepted in society?
(a) She is handicapped.
(b) She is poorly dressed.
(c) She is an orphan.
(d) She is unmarried.

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

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

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

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

11. What is the difference in age between Monsieur Crevel and Monsieur Hulot?
(a) Crevel is ten years younger.
(b) Hulot is seven years younger.
(c) Crevel is seven years younger.
(d) Hulot is ten years younger.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens just as Lisbeth is about to set up her own business?

2. Where does the Baroness come from?

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

4. What had been Monsieur Crevel's profession?

5. How are the Baroness and Monsieur Crevel related?

(see the answer keys)

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