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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Geoffrey compare a work of art?
(a) A pyramid in the desert.
(b) An honest man.
(c) A solution to a difficult problem.
(d) A troubled mind.

2. To what philosopher does Geoffrey compare Flaubert?
(a) Voltaire.
(b) Kant.
(c) Rousseau.
(d) Socrates.

3. According to Geoffrey, at one point in Flaubert's life did he no longer need fantasies?
(a) When "Madame Bovary" was published.
(b) When Louise married him.
(c) When he became wealthy.
(d) When he moved out of his mother's home.

4. What does Geoffrey notice that the trains pass as they leave the station in Croisset?
(a) Flaubert's pavilion.
(b) The house where Flaubert's mistress lived.
(c) The museum where the stuffed parrot is kept.
(d) The cemetary where Flaubert's parents are buried.

5. Who is defined as Flaubert's jailer?
(a) Louise Colet.
(b) Flaubert's doctor.
(c) Flaubert's mother.
(d) Maxime du Camp.

6. According to Louise, what would Flaubert have made her into if he had his way?
(a) His mistress.
(b) A hermit.
(c) A playwright.
(d) An atheist.

7. In his examination paper on literary criticism, what does Flaubert say about his sister's death?
(a) That his sister was the model for most of his heroines.
(b) That he could not cry even though books often made him cry.
(c) That he would no longer have anyone to whom he could tell secrets.
(d) That his wife was secretly glad his sister died.

8. What did Geoffrey want to know about his wife?
(a) He wanted to know how she knew his secrets.
(b) He wanted to know if she planned to take his money.
(c) He wanted to know the worst about her.
(d) He wanted to know what others thought of her.

9. Which of the following did Flaubert not do to Louise?
(a) Speak ill of her to her friends.
(b) Lie to her.
(c) Make enemies of her parents.
(d) Ridicule her work.

10. How does Geoffrey defend the charge that Flaubert hated humanity?
(a) He says that Flaubert's books prove otherwise.
(b) He details Flaubert's philanthropy.
(c) He tells how Flaubert saved the lives of some Boy Scouts.
(d) He says that Flaubert loved some people.

11. What is Geoffrey's response to the accusation that Flaubert was a pessimist?
(a) He gives a list of Flaubert's optimistic quotes.
(b) He says that he didn't know one had to defend authors for being pessimists.
(c) He explains why Flaubert was actually an optimist.
(d) He says that people don't understand the satire in Flaubert's novels.

12. What does Louise Colet say she will take as a compliment?
(a) That she has no guile about her.
(b) That she is a dangerous woman.
(c) That she is careful about money.
(d) That she swears like a man.

13. Where did Geoffrey say he thought his wife's despair came from?
(a) A chamber of her heart which was inaccessible to him.
(b) The knowledge that Geoffrey cheated on her.
(c) The illness she was fighting.
(d) A child she could not help.

14. Which of the following, in Flaubert's "Over Strand and Field," does he say he doesn't laugh at?
(a) Gendarmes.
(b) Painters.
(c) Attorneys.
(d) Professors of literature.

15. Where did Flaubert always meet Louise Colet?
(a) In Paris.
(b) At Rouen.
(c) At Mantes.
(d) In London.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the geographical part of Geoffrey's examination, what comment does he make about the region in which Flaubert lived?

2. According to Geoffrey, what is the sweetest moment of writing?

3. What object is the subject of the theater direction quoted in the theatrical history section of the examination?

4. What was the subject of the metaphysical novel Flaubert made plans to write?

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

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