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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long had Lisbeth's beau been working on the figurine she shows to Hortense?
(a) Ten months.
(b) Two years.
(c) Eighteen months.
(d) Twelve months.

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

3. What award does Monseiur Crevel wear on his National Guard uniform?
(a) A ribbon of the Legion of Honor.
(b) A gold cross.
(c) A silver star.
(d) A purple heart.

4. How does Lisbeth know the Marneffes?
(a) They attend the same church.
(b) Lisbeth worked for Monsieur Marneffe.
(c) They live in the same building.
(d) They work in the same building.

5. How does Wenceslas discover the identity of the person who arranges for his release from prison?
(a) A court document.
(b) Word of mouth.
(c) A letter.
(d) A personal visit.

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

7. Why does the Baron decide to give Lisbeth a trade?
(a) She cannot read nor write.
(b) She has an aptitude for work.
(c) She wants to meet a husband.
(d) She is poor and unprotected.

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

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

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

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

12. How long has Monsieur Crevel been a widower?
(a) Fifteen years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Five years.

13. How are the Baroness and Monsieur Crevel related?
(a) The Baroness is married to Monsieur Crevel's uncle.
(b) Monsieur Crevel's son is married to the Baroness' daughter.
(c) The Baroness' son is married to Monsieur Crevel's daughter.
(d) Monsieur Crevel is married to the Baroness' cousin.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many suitors has Lisbeth rejected?

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

3. Which country does Monsieur Crevel dream of visiting?

4. With what major event do the beginnings of Monsieur Hulot's infidelities coincide?

5. Who arranges for Wenceslas to be released from prison?

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