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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jean Bridelle compare the borders of small trees to?
(a) Flocks of birds.
(b) A field of wildflowers.
(c) A cemetery.
(d) Rows of schoolboys.

2. What happened to the boy while the storyteller from "The Rope" was away on business?
(a) He cleaned the entire house.
(b) He ran away.
(c) He stabbed his parents.
(d) He hung himself.

3. What did the water carrier do for Desplein when they met?
(a) Told Desplein that he would never amount to anything.
(b) Paid for one meal.
(c) Paid his rent.
(d) Turned Desplein in because he was wanted by the police.

4. Why is Micromegas exiled from his home planet?
(a) For writing a book.
(b) For adulterous behaviors.
(c) For murder.
(d) For stealing.

5. According to "Minuet", what is the most violent loss a mother can feel?
(a) The loss of a sibling.
(b) The loss of a parent.
(c) The loss of a child.
(d) The loss of a spouse.

6. According to the editor, what role does Maupassant play as a writer?
(a) Fabricator.
(b) Conteur-observer and storyteller.
(c) Moralist.
(d) Guichets mythe or myth teller.

7. What is the prophecy that Julian's mother hears about her son's future?
(a) He will kill his father and marry her.
(b) He will kill her.
(c) He will be a great war hero.
(d) He will be a saint.

8. What does Desplein do to honor the water carrier's soul?
(a) Helps others in need.
(b) Keeps a garden.
(c) Plants trees.
(d) Prays to God.

9. When did Baudelaire die?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1867.
(c) 1815.
(d) 1508.

10. While Julian is out hunting one day, what animal gains the power to speak to him?
(a) A bear.
(b) A stag.
(c) A lion.
(d) A moose.

11. According to Jean Bridelle, in the beginning of "Minuet", what has he seen at close range?
(a) War.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Loss.

12. What is the name of Desplein's brightest student?
(a) Horace Bianchon.
(b) Patrick Mentaon.
(c) Henre Vermaise.
(d) Michelle Brogiese.

13. What is the Emperor's name who Julian frees from the Muslims?
(a) Dartanian.
(b) Occitania.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Ferdinand.

14. Upon finding Earth, what does Micromegas think is the dominant life-form on Earth?
(a) Elephants.
(b) Lizards.
(c) Bees.
(d) Whales.

15. How is Jean Bridelle looked upon by others?
(a) As a skeptic.
(b) As a philosopher.
(c) As a murderer.
(d) As a heretic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was "Minuet" first published?

2. What must Micromegas use to see life on Earth?

3. What is Jean Bridelle's most cherished pleasure?

4. To whom does the narrator in " The Old Clown" compare the muscle men to?

5. In "The Rope," what did the storyteller ask of the parents of the boy?

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