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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times a year does Desplein attend church?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 12.
(d) 24.

2. In "The Rope," what did the boy's mother want to see at the storyteller's home?
(a) The bedroom.
(b) The balcony.
(c) The painting.
(d) The closet.

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

4. What story made Maupassant famous?
(a) "Bel-Ami".
(b) "Boule de Suif".
(c) "Fort comme la mort".
(d) "Deux Amis".

5. What happens when Julian is practicing the javelin?
(a) He almost kills his mother.
(b) He almost kills his father.
(c) He almost kils himself.
(d) He almost kills his son.

6. What is the lack of maternal love compared to in "The Rope"?
(a) A lake without fish.
(b) A light without heat.
(c) A sky without stars.
(d) A mountain without snow.

7. In what year was "Minuet" first published?
(a) 1687.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1882.
(d) 1774.

8. What does "une maniere de sentir" mean?
(a) A way of feeling.
(b) A moment of setiment.
(c) A manner of sadness.
(d) A century of madness.

9. Why is the minuet no longer performed?
(a) Because it has been banned.
(b) Because it is only performed by master dancers.
(c) Because its original form has been forgotten.
(d) Because there are no more kings.

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

11. Why are people sprawled everywhere in "The Old Clown"?
(a) It is a feast day.
(b) It is "The Day of St. Thorlakur".
(c) It is a public beach.
(d) It is the celebration of "El Día de los Muertos".

12. Who does Jean Bridelle meet in the garden?
(a) A Russian dancer.
(b) A former dancing master from the Opera.
(c) An Irish dancer.
(d) A madame from Nice.

13. What nationality was Voltaire?
(a) French.
(b) Dutch.
(c) English.
(d) American.

14. What does Jean Bridelle compare the nursery in Luxembourg to?
(a) The lush rainforests of the Amazon.
(b) The sweet smile of an old lady.
(c) The purring of a lion.
(d) The unscavenged North Sentinel Island.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Jean Bridelle?

2. Who tells Julian's father of the prophecy of his son?

3. What happened to the garden in "Minuet"?

4. What is Thomas Aquinas known for writing in "Micromegas"?

5. What has happened to Julian's parents since he left them and married?

(see the answer keys)

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