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

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

3. How does Thérèse arrive?
(a) By carrige.
(b) By bus.
(c) By plane.
(d) On foot.

4. What has Léonie pretended for 20 years?
(a) That Thérèse is dead.
(b) That Thérèse would come and they could be together again.
(c) That the house belongs to her.
(d) That Baptiste is the man she loves.

5. What has Léonie been doing while Thérèse has been in the convent?
(a) Léonie married Baptiste and has been raising a family.
(b) Léonie has been teaching school in France.
(c) Léonie has been in an insane asylum.
(d) Léonie has been living in America.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Antoinette say Madeleine must raise Léonie?

2. Who watches Léonie as she drags the suitcase back and forth in her nightmare?

3. When do Léonie and Thérèse meet?

4. What is next to a photo of Léonie?

5. What does Léonie still use?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. To what do you think Léonie's fears are related in the chapter "The Nightlight"?

4. In "The Onyx Ashtray," what are the ways the Priest conspires to keep the knowledge about the found bones from becoming a focus for the media?

5. How, in "The Dust," does Léonie's actions foreshadow her eventual life as wife and mother and living at the Martin property?

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

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

8. Describe Thérèse's dream of Antoinette.

9. What do you think the wind Léonie feels means?

10. How do Therèse's actions in this chapter, "The Fish Kettle," foreshadow her decision to become a nun?

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