Chapter 1, Flaubert's Parrot
1. What objects does Geoffrey Braithwaite, the narrator of "Flaubert's Parrot," describe in the beginning of the book?
2. Although he had once thought of writing a book, what is Geoffrey's actual occupation?
3. What is Geoffrey's marital status?
4. How is Rouen different from the first time Geoffrey visited the city?
(a) It had been bombed then.
(b) It has been industrialized.
(c) Its parks have been paved over.
(d) It has three times the population.
5. At the Hotel-Dieu, the museum is partly about Flaubert and partly about what?
(a) The French Revolution.
(b) World literature.
(c) Natural history.
(d) Medical history.
6. How does the inscription explain the presence of the stuffed green parrot?
(a) It says the parrot once sat on Flaubert's desk.
(b) It says the parrot was Flaubert's childhood pet.
(c) It says the parrot was given to Flaubert's mother when he died.
(d) It says the parrot was a gift from Flaubert's lover.
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