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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What defense does Geoffrey suggest against those who said Flaubert didn't involve himself in life?
(a) He says that Flaubert lived the life that would best help him write his books.
(b) He says that Flaubert cared for his children well.
(c) He says that Flaubert had many affairs.
(d) He says that Flaubert became very involved in politics.

2. According to Geoffrey, what did Flaubert think about democracy?
(a) He thought democracy was noble.
(b) He thought democracy would ruin France.
(c) He thought democracy was merely a stage in the history of government.
(d) He thought democracy would eventually come to every country.

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

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

5. What did Flaubert confess to Louise?
(a) That he had given up writing.
(b) That he spent many hours thinking about what he would do with a million francs.
(c) That he had had many affairs.
(d) That he no longer loved her.

6. What did people want to tell Geoffrey about?
(a) Ellen's affairs.
(b) His children's behavior.
(c) Ellen's illness.
(d) Their writing projects.

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

8. 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 ceases to belong to any school.
(c) He says it comes straight from the heart.
(d) He says it is immediately recognized as being good.

9. How did Ellen's life change when she had children?
(a) She resumed her writing.
(b) She stopped taking lovers.
(c) She became closer to Geoffrey.
(d) She distanced herself from Geoffrey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is defined as Flaubert's jailer?

2. What French work did Flaubert translate into English?

3. According to Geoffrey, which of the following is not a reason that makes people want to know the worst?

4. What does Geoffrey say mourning is full of?

5. At Croisset, what was on the site of what was Flaubert's home?

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