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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who watches Léonie as she drags the suitcase back and forth in her nightmare?
(a) Antoinette.
(b) Madeleine.
(c) Nazis.
(d) Maurice.

2. Who kept the letters Antoinette sent to her during Thérèse's infancy?
(a) Victorine.
(b) Thérèse.
(c) Soeur Dosithée.
(d) Henri.

3. What does Léonie do with Thérèse's things?
(a) Unpacks them.
(b) Searches through them.
(c) Makes Thérèse carry them to her room.
(d) Messes them up.

4. How does Antoinette say Madeleine must raise Léonie?
(a) As a good Catholic.
(b) As a society debutante.
(c) As one who will one day have a noble title to live up to.
(d) As a Church of England member.

5. Why does Baptiste supposedly despise Thérèse?
(a) Because she rejects his marriage proposal many years ago.
(b) For listening to him and Léonie making love many years ago.
(c) Because he hates her father.
(d) For encouraging him to marry Léonie.

Short Answer Questions

1. When is Léonie's birthday?

2. Why is Léonie afraid of being alone in the room where she is sleeping?

3. When do Léonie and Thérèse meet?

4. Where will Thérèse sleep?

5. What does Baptiste do to gain the attention of the two girls?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the previous chapter, the reader notices that Léonie embraces physicality as seen by her fascination with defecation; in the chapter, "The Frying Pan," what does it seem that Thérèse embraces?

2. What is the symbolism of Thérèse dumping Antoinette's letters into the stove to burn?

3. What hint is there in the chapter, "The Cellar Key," that something about the cellar upsets Antoinette?

4. How does the theme of social class appear in the chapter "The Sack"?

5. Do you think either woman is more innocent in the way they interact here in the chapter titled "The Cigarette?"

6. What does Thérèse notice in the graveyard in the chapter "The Doorbell"?

7. In the chapter, "The Coffee Bowls," how do you think Léonie is symbolically similar to the house?

8. How does Léonie symbolically enter the adult world in the chapter titled "The Ironing Board"?

9. In "The Cake Tin," what can be implied about Victorine's attitudes towards Jews?

10. How is it intimated that parts of the house are "open," and other parts "secreted," just as the two girls are open in some ways and secretive in others?

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