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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the profession of the Baroness' son?
(a) Doctor.
(b) Milliner.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Pharmacist.

6. What job does the Baroness' son aspire to?
(a) A general in the Army.
(b) A government minister.
(c) A supreme court justice.
(d) Doing nothing.

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

8. 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) Hulot is ten years younger.
(d) Crevel is seven years younger.

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

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

11. What reason does Lisbeth give Hortense and the Baroness for Wenceslas' decision to go to Russia?
(a) He has been offered a commission by the Czar.
(b) He has received a letter from his wife summoning him.
(c) He has political motivations for going there.
(d) He has fled from his debts in France.

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

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

14. What is the amount of Mademoiselle Hortense's dowry expected to be?
(a) Thirty thousand pesetas.
(b) Forty thousand francs.
(c) Five thousand pounds.
(d) Two hundred thousand livres.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What particular significance does the name d'Ervy have to the Baron?

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

5. How much older is the Baroness than her cousin Bette?

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