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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Sharlota Norbertovna?
(a) The Russian laundress.
(b) The narrator's grandmother.
(c) The milkmaid.
(d) The town spy.

2. Who does the narrator visit in Russian as a young boy?
(a) His Russian uncle.
(b) His maiden aunt.
(c) His Russian grandmother.
(d) His French grandmother.

3. About what does the grandmother tell stories to the narrator and his sister?
(a) The flood of the Danube.
(b) The Paris flood.
(c) The Spanish revolution.
(d) The Russian revolution.

4. How old is the narrator when he returns to Charlotte's home for the summer?
(a) 9.
(b) 18.
(c) 13.
(d) It is not stated.

5. Who is married to Norbert?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Albertine.
(c) It is not specified.
(d) Constantine.

6. Where do Charlotte and her children see a great many mutilated bodies?
(a) Stacked neatly for burial by the side of the road.
(b) Near a crematorium.
(c) They were mannequins; not bodies.
(d) Falling out of a bombed passenger train.

7. What happens to the last passenger train when Charlotte arrives at the train station?
(a) Nothing unusual.
(b) It leaves half of its cars on the track.
(c) It is stopped from leaving the station.
(d) It inexplicably leaves on time despite bombs falling.

8. What two worlds does the narrator become obsessed with as far as their having a meal together?
(a) The upper and lower classes in France.
(b) The world of the Russian peasant and Russian nobility.
(c) France and Russia.
(d) The upper and lower classes in Russia.

9. What woman does the narrator introduce at the opening?
(a) His paternal grandmother.
(b) His maternal grandmother.
(c) His mother's sister.
(d) His mother.

10. What does the narrator spend much time doing?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Playing tennis.
(c) Sailing.
(d) Looking through old photo albums.

11. What type of collection does the narrator recall unwrapping with his sister?
(a) Coin.
(b) Ornaments.
(c) Rock.
(d) Feather.

12. What does Albertine not have in Russia?
(a) A job.
(b) Friends.
(c) Family.
(d) Money.

13. What does Charlotte realize she accidentally did?
(a) Forgets the dog.
(b) Forgets to leave a note for Fyodor.
(c) Grabs the Siberian Suitcase.
(d) Forgets their papers.

14. What seems exquisite to the narrator and his sister?
(a) The French foods on the menu Charlotte has saved.
(b) The sight of hundreds of place settings set up for a state visit.
(c) The uniform of the French palace guards.
(d) The sound of French singing.

15. For what do the narrator and his sister stand in line?
(a) Bread.
(b) Oranges.
(c) Apples.
(d) Vodka.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what do conversations drift at dinner parties according to the narrator?

2. At what is hinted in this chapter about Fyodor?

3. Who does the narrator curse at a dinner party?

4. Who is Felix Faure?

5. What does Charlotte see one day after she has been to the market buying spices?

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