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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does the narrator admit when discussing his grandmother's descriptions of France?
(a) Not knowing why his grandmother comes to Russia.
(b) Not knowing where reality and fantasy intersect.
(c) Not understanding his grandmother's memories.
(d) Not understanding Russian culture.

2. Where does Albertine believe she will ultimately end up?
(a) The Gulag.
(b) Siberia.
(c) The United States.
(d) France.

3. What does Charlotte's father hear from a peasant?
(a) That demonstrators would be shot in the square.
(b) That food was going to be in short supply that winter.
(c) That there were sightings of ghosts wandering the village.
(d) That the potato crop had rotted.

4. Why does Charlotte go to Russia during the war?
(a) To visit Albertine.
(b) To help on a Red Cross mission.
(c) To see if she wants to move back to Russia.
(d) To visit her uncle and aunt.

5. What does Charlotte do on the front lines?
(a) Drives an ambulance.
(b) Cooks.
(c) Works as a nurse.
(d) Sews clothing for the soldiers.

6. What is one thing the narrator and his sister can visualize as their grandmother is telling a story?
(a) The boom of the explosions in the streets of Madrid.
(b) The rush of the flood waters carrying away cows as the Danube floods.
(c) The glint of the floodwaters.
(d) The sounds of the guns shot by the Russian peasants.

7. In what context does the narrator imagine the French villages his grandmother describes?
(a) In the context of Russian villages.
(b) In the context of WWI.
(c) In the context of the Napoleonic Wars.
(d) In the context of the French tourists the narrator has met.

8. To what do conversations drift at dinner parties according to the narrator?
(a) WWII.
(b) Charlotte.
(c) The French revolution.
(d) Albertine.

9. Who is teased ruthlessly in school?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Albertine.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Constantine.

10. Who does the narrator curse at a dinner party?
(a) The Frenchmen.
(b) His father's best friend who is a Russian diplomat.
(c) No one.
(d) His grandmother.

11. How does the narrator describe Charlotte's father?
(a) As a man always on the wrong side of the law.
(b) As a morphine addict.
(c) As wealthy and well respected.
(d) As a religious and holy man.

12. Upon what does Albertine depend?
(a) Her family's largesse.
(b) Government subsidies.
(c) Morphine.
(d) Her son's love.

13. What happens when the scruffy woman notices the young boy looking at her?
(a) She lies down and sobs.
(b) She turns and runs out of the picture.
(c) She slaps him.
(d) She refuses to answer any questions.

14. What happens a few months after Fyodor goes for reintegration?
(a) Bombs begin to drop in Russia.
(b) Charlotte miscarries.
(c) The Russians decide to join the war effort and support England.
(d) Charlotte gives birth.

15. How does Charlotte receive table scraps?
(a) Begging on the street corner.
(b) Teaching French.
(c) Drawing portraits.
(d) Sweeping the school's hallways.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the narrator and his sister do to some of the collection?

2. Why is the narrator allowed to stay when they discuss Charlotte in the kitchen in Chapter 8?

3. Why does one soldier mutilate himself?

4. How does the narrator take it upon himself to continue his information-gathering about Russia and France?

5. What happens to the last passenger train when Charlotte arrives at the train station?

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