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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. Upon what four things in the catechism does Thérèse concentrate?
(a) Death, judgment, heaven, and hell.
(b) Death, sin, heaven and angels.
(c) Death, sacrifice, angels, heaven.
(d) Death, judgment, angels, sacrifice.

2. With what is Léonie fascinated?
(a) The family photographs.
(b) With how sharp the kitchen knives are.
(c) The way Baptiste cannot keep his eyes off Thérèse.
(d) The way Thérèse is dressed.

3. Who was willing to take on a German officer as a lover?
(a) Antoinette.
(b) Rose.
(c) One of the village girls who came to help with chores at the house was billeted in the back bedroom.
(d) Marie.

4. What does Thérèse mix that she hasn't done in many years?
(a) An alcoholic drink.
(b) The potting soil with clay.
(c) The dog food.
(d) Chocolate cake.

5. What does Thérèse notice as the only things that have changed?
(a) The wallpaper.
(b) The appliances.
(c) The curtins.
(d) The bedspreades.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Léonie pretended for 20 years?

2. Why does Madeleine defend Léonie's action of going down to the cellar?

3. How does Thérèse arrive?

4. How much longer does Antoinette live?

5. How does Antoinette say Madeleine must raise Léonie?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the chapter "The Green Scarf," how does the celebration in the woods contrast to that of organized religion?

2. How do the two bakeries mentioned in "The Bread Basket" represent the same situation as that of Léonie and Thérèse?

3. In "The Writing Table," what is Léonie doing on the advice of her lawyer and why?

4. What in the chapter, "The Recipe Book," suggests that prejudice still exists against the Jews?

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

6. 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?

7. What is symbolized by Léonie's lying in the woods and undressing to have sex with Baptiste?

8. Who is Thérèse manipulating in the chapter, "The Dust," and why do you think she does this?

9. What about her mother's impending death seems to be of greatest concern to Thérèse in the chapter "The Statue of the Virgin"?

10. How is the relationship between Baptiste and Léonie developed in this chapter?

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