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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Where did Louise and Flaubert meet?
(a) On a train.
(b) At the park in Rouen.
(c) At a scuptor's studio.
(d) Aboard ship.

4. Geoffrey feels that he understands Ellen less than he understands whom?
(a) Flaubert.
(b) Himself.
(c) His son.
(d) His mother.

5. Why did Louise say that she did not need Flaubert in her life?
(a) Because she was married.
(b) Because she was famous.
(c) Because he was too old for her.
(d) Because she didn't like men.

6. What did Geoffrey say was the only thing Ellen never talked about?
(a) Her ambitions.
(b) Her illness.
(c) Her secret life.
(d) Her family.

7. Why was Louise a risk in Flaubert's life?
(a) Because Flaubert spent so much money on her.
(b) Because she was married.
(c) Because of the possibility of disease.
(d) Because she meant the risk of partnership.

8. Which of the following was Flaubert not accused of?
(a) That he taught no positive values.
(b) That he acted terribly toward women.
(c) That he copied others' works.
(d) That he shot wildlife in the desert.

9. Which of the following authors lived in Normandy?
(a) Flaubert.
(b) Nabokov.
(c) Miller.
(d) Cervantes.

10. What animal does Flaubert dream about in the dream Geoffrey includes in the psychoanalysis section of the examination?
(a) Monkey.
(b) Rat.
(c) Bear.
(d) Lion.

11. According to Du Camp, how should the name Bovary be pronounced?
(a) With a short "o" as in "bother."
(b) Like the word "brother" without the first "r."
(c) With a long "o" as in "boat."
(d) With the accent on the last syllable.

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

13. To whom were all of Flaubert's letters to Louise Colet sent through?
(a) Maxime du Camp.
(b) Flaubert's sister.
(c) Louise Colet's brother.
(d) Felicite.

14. Who is defined as Flaubert's social alter ego?
(a) Louis Bouilhet.
(b) Maxime du Camp.
(c) Emile Zola.
(d) Jean-Paul Sartre.

15. How does Geoffrey defend Flaubert against the charge of being a sadist?
(a) He quotes a letter from Flaubert on the subject.
(b) He says Flaubert never commited an unkind act.
(c) He says that a priest who took Flaubert's confessions said the charge was a lie.
(d) He says that Flaubert was always too ill to act in sadistic ways.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Geoffrey ask about disciples and their masters?

2. How does Geoffrey defend the charge that Flaubert hated humanity?

3. What is it that Geoffrey says about a line of writing which is good?

4. In the psychology section of the examination, what two women are compared?

5. What does Geoffrey call the devil's mark of the snorkel of sanity?

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