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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Micromegas first talk to about the existence of a human soul?
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Philosophers.
(c) Farmers.
(d) A priest.

2. What happened to the garden in "Minuet"?
(a) It has been turned into a church.
(b) It has been turned into a dance studio.
(c) It is still the same as it was two years before.
(d) It has been demolished.

3. According to Jean Bridelle in "Minuet", what is responsible for his emotion?
(a) The loss of his father.
(b) His imagination.
(c) The loss of his son.
(d) Happiness.

4. According to the talking animal's prophecy, who will Julian kill?
(a) His father.
(b) His son.
(c) His parents.
(d) His mother.

5. What did the narrator intend to do at the old clown's booth?
(a) Make fun of him.
(b) Leave money.
(c) Throw him out of the market.
(d) Offer him a job.

6. What is laying on the grass next to the boy behind the iron gate?
(a) A beautiful dog.
(b) A dead bird.
(c) A magnificent toy.
(d) His nanny.

7. To whom does the narrator in "The Old Clown" compare those yelling out "witticisms and jokes of a solid heavy humor"?
(a) Moliere.
(b) Tasso.
(c) Phaedrus.
(d) Jean Chapelain.

8. What does Julian vow never to do after hearing the talking animal's prophecy?
(a) Hunt.
(b) Leave his mother's side.
(c) Love.
(d) Leave his father's side.

9. What was in the wire box in the story "The Poor Boy's Toy"?
(a) A broken ornament.
(b) A live rat.
(c) A dead bird.
(d) A butterfly.

10. Who tells Julian's mother of the prophecy of her son?
(a) An oracle.
(b) God.
(c) A homeless beggar.
(d) A strange hermit.

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

12. According to the book, where were Baudelaire's most remarkable poems published?
(a) "Les Fluers du Mal".
(b) "Blanche Carte".
(c) "De Noire Pomme de Terre".
(d) "La Revue des Deux Mondes".

13. What religion was the water carrier that Desplein knew as a young man?
(a) Catholic.
(b) Buddist.
(c) Athiest.
(d) Methodist.

14. What is wrong with the "gift" that Micromegas gives to the humans?
(a) It is broken.
(b) It is ruined.
(c) It disappears when Micromegas leaves.
(d) It is blank.

15. Where was the water carrier from that Desplein met when he was a young man?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) Auvergnat.
(c) Diesen.
(d) Blanchert.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the editor, what role does Maupassant play as a writer?

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

3. What religion does Desplein practice?

4. What planet is Micromegas from?

5. How many times a year does Desplein attend church?

(see the answer keys)

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