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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Cervantes refer to as the source of his famous hero?
(a) Madame Bovary.
(b) Gustave Flaubert.
(c) Felicite.
(d) Candide.

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

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

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

5. Geoffrey said that Flaubert learned that life is not a choice between murdering your way to throne or what?
(a) Marrying your way to the throne.
(b) Slopping a pig.
(c) Murdering your servant.
(d) Farming the land.

6. What monumental decision did Geoffrey make about Ellen?
(a) He decided to take the children away from her.
(b) He decided to divorce her.
(c) He decided to cut her life support.
(d) He decided he would force her to tell him the truth.

7. What does Geoffrey say mourning is full of?
(a) Time.
(b) Weeping.
(c) Visitors.
(d) Memories.

8. What did Geoffrey say about his relationship with Ellen?
(a) He said Ellen would go to the ends of the earth for him.
(b) He said Ellen had no one else to love.
(c) He said Ellen would never take a lover.
(d) He said Ellen didn't love him.

9. What does Geoffrey ask about disciples and their masters?
(a) Is the great writer responsible for his disciples?
(b) Should a disciple acknowledge his debt to his master?
(c) Do all disciples receive equal treatment from a master?
(d) Does a master also learn from his disciples?

10. How was Achille related to Flaubert?
(a) He was Flaubert's brother-in-law.
(b) He was Flaubert's father.
(c) He was Flauert's son.
(d) They were brothers.

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

12. At Croisset, what was on the site of what was Flaubert's home?
(a) A shoe factory.
(b) A paper factory.
(c) A refinery.
(d) A cotton mill.

13. In quizzing the reader on the subject of economics, what question does Geoffrey want answered?
(a) How did Flaubert survive given the paltry sums he earned from writing?
(b) Which of Flaubert's works produced a substantial windfall?
(c) What would be the effect if Bouilhet's and Flaubert's finances had been reversed?
(d) Which women in Flaubert's life fleeced him for money?

14. Why does Geoffrey say is about the death of writers?
(a) That writers almost always die at a younger age than others.
(b) That when a writer dies critics feel free to say what they want about him.
(c) That they are not special, that they are just described deaths.
(d) That when a writer is lost to the world, it's a loss to many people.

15. What is it that Geoffrey says about a line of writing which is good?
(a) He says it has to have been labored over.
(b) He says it comes straight from the heart.
(c) He says it is immediately recognized as being good.
(d) He says it ceases to belong to any school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Flaubert confess to Louise?

2. Why did Flaubert give up his interest in the story of Mycerinus and his sarcophagus?

3. In the "History (with Astrology)" section of the examination, what does Flaubert say we are dancing on?

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

5. Why did Flaubert say that he wrote "Madame Bovary"?

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