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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10, The Case Against.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What objects does Geoffrey Braithwaite, the narrator of "Flaubert's Parrot," describe in the beginning of the book?
(a) Paintings.
(b) Statues.
(c) Flags.
(d) Columns.

2. What did Flaubert think should accompany scientific advances?
(a) Increased study opportunities.
(b) Literary advances.
(c) Economic advances.
(d) Moral advances.

3. About a year after their first meeting, Geoffrey agrees to meet with Ed for what reason?
(a) To talk about some information Ed has obtained.
(b) To discuss "Madame Bovary."
(c) To exchange books.
(d) To plan a trip to the Flaubert museums.

4. What is the difference in time for the trip to Rouen by train for Geoffrey than it was in Flaubert's time?
(a) The trip takes about the same amount of time.
(b) Geoffrey wonders about the difference, but doesn't know the answer.
(c) The trip takes much longer because of all the stops.
(d) The trip takes about half the time.

5. Flaubert refers to himself as a bear and his sister as what animal?
(a) The lion.
(b) The rabbit.
(c) The rat.
(d) The alligator.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why didn't Flaubert include many trains in his work?

2. Geoffrey maintains that mistakes like the professor pointed out in his speech are external mistakes, but Geoffrey is more concerned with internal mistakes which he considers to be what?

3. Flaubert was born in what year?

4. What French work did Flaubert translate into English?

5. What does Geoffrey notice that the trains pass as they leave the station in Croisset?

(see the answer key)

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