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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. What does the prodigal son's father accuse his son of doing when he asked him why he left?
(a) Not loving his mother.
(b) Running away from working.
(c) Not wanting to be a part of the family.
(d) Splitting hairs.

2. Who did Gide dedicate "The Return of the Prodigal Son" to?
(a) Arthur Fontaine.
(b) Francis James.
(c) Charles-Louis Philippe.
(d) Paul Claudel.

3. Where was Albert Camus born?
(a) Algiers.
(b) Rome.
(c) Paris.
(d) Prague.

4. In "The Return of the Prodigal Son", how does Gide describe his literary work?
(a) As a heresy.
(b) As a truth.
(c) As a painting.
(d) As a reflection in a mirror.

5. In "The Return of the Prodigal Son", what does the prodigal son say shut him in?
(a) His mother.
(b) His older brother.
(c) The House.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What have American reviewers of translations called Ayme?

2. How old was the main character when his power was revealed to him?

3. What does the prodigal son's father tell the servants to get for the prodigal son?

4. According to the editor's biography of Mauriac, what does Mauriac consider himself the last of?

5. What kind of tea does Daru offer the men who have come to the schoolhouse?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the prodigal son leave home?

2. Describe Dutilleul in "The Passer-Through-Walls."

3. Why did Daru feel like a lord given his meager lifestyle?

4. Why did the narrator live in a "poetic trance" while at Grand-Lebrun?

5. What happened to Dutilleul's superior because of the scare that Dutilleul gave him?

6. Why was a fire only kept in the dining room and in the room of the narrator's mother in "Grand-Lebrun?"

7. Why does Judas claim that readers should not be against the Pharisees?

8. Describe the sight in "The Guest" that Daru witnessed while he watched the two men come up the mountain to the schoolhouse.

9. What were the circumstances surrounding Dutilleul's first burglary?

10. In "Grand-Lebrun," describe the "little old women" in the narrator's story.

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