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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. In the psychology section of the examination, what two women are compared?
(a) Madame Bovary and Louise Colet.
(b) Juliet Herbert and Eleanor Marx.
(c) Elisa Schlessinger and Louise Colet.
(d) Madame Bovary and Eleanor Marx.

3. Geoffrey says that you cannot change humanity, you can only what?
(a) Know it.
(b) Participate in it.
(c) Decry it.
(d) Pray for it.

4. Why does Louise say Flaubert feared her?
(a) Because she understood him.
(b) Because she might blackmail him.
(c) Because she had hidden his love notes.
(d) Because she could ruin his reputation.

5. What tantalizes Geoffrey about Flaubert's ideas?
(a) How much Flaubert sounds like he belongs in the twentieth century.
(b) How many more books of Flaubert's he has yet to read.
(c) All of the unwritten works.
(d) How much Flaubert's ideas are like his own.

Short Answer Questions

1. While traveling on the train to Rouen, what does Geoffrey notice about the signs?

2. In his examination paper on literary criticism, what does Flaubert say about his sister's death?

3. Who was known as Flaubert's second mother?

4. What did Geoffrey want to know about his wife?

5. In his letters, what did Flaubert often write to Louise about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Flaubert secretive about his meetings with Louise Colet?

2. What does Geoffrey notice about the signs on the train from Rouen?

3. What was Geoffrey's attitude toward his wife's promiscuity?

4. Who are two of Flaubert's relatives who are given an entry in Braithwaite's dictionary?

5. What was odd about the stage direction given in the Theatrical History section?

6. Who are three authors who are given entries in Braithwaite's dictionary?

7. How is Flaubert's dream described in the examination section on Psychoanalysis?

8. Why does Geoffrey say that Flaubert's fantasies were no longer needed when he was thirty-five?

9. Why did Flaubert hate railroads?

10. What are three entries in Braithwaite's dictionary do you think were included only for the sake of filling that letter's spot?

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