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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Proust's quotations on friendships like?
(a) Cynical.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Satirical.
(d) Kind.

2. Who was an editor who also wrote a piece about a composer George Bizet?
(a) De Botton.
(b) Marquis de Lau.
(c) Louis Ganderax.
(d) Proust.

3. What was the rage of all aristocratic circles in the early 20th century?
(a) Going to art shows.
(b) Appreciating art.
(c) Collecting art.
(d) Knowledge and interest of art.

4. Which of the following did Proust NOT use to describe conversation?
(a) It was thoughtful.
(b) It was quick and constant.
(c) It does not allow for revision.
(d) It does not allow time for introspection.

5. What did Proust believe about people when they were with their friends?
(a) They were not themselves.
(b) They were honest.
(c) They felt support.
(d) They were pretending.

6. What was the name of Proust's friend in which he wrote a mean and berating letter that he never sent and another full of praise that he did send?
(a) Ferdinand Gregh.
(b) Fernand Gregh.
(c) Gregory Fernand.
(d) Greg Ferns.

7. Who is Gilberte?
(a) Proust's sister.
(b) The woman the narrator in "In Search of Lost Time" becomes enamored with.
(c) Proust's girlfriend.
(d) De Botton's girlfriend.

8. What did Proust himself have a wide variety of?
(a) European art.
(b) Nicknames.
(c) Impressionist art.
(d) Books on writing.

9. Who is Aunt Leonie?
(a) De Botton's aunt.
(b) One of Proust's characters in "In Search of Lost Time".
(c) Proust's aunt.
(d) An author.

10. What did Proust's own problems with friendship come from?
(a) His supernatural powers of love.
(b) His supernatural powers of analysis.
(c) His supernatural powers of inferiority.
(d) His supernatural powers of perception.

11. How did Proust not practice what he preached in the message of "In Search of Lost Time"?
(a) He did not like ordinary.
(b) He hated simple things.
(c) He was blind to ordinary things.
(d) He was an extravagant person.

12. What game must lovers continuously play according to Proust?
(a) A game of jealousy.
(b) A game of perception.
(c) A game of cat and dog.
(d) A game of cat and mouse.

13. What did Proust give as an example of people becoming unsatisfied at something they grew used to?
(a) The television.
(b) The telephone.
(c) The car.
(d) The airplane.

14. How long does it take for the narrator in "In Search of Lost Time" to grow bored with his new interest?
(a) 15 minutes.
(b) 15 days.
(c) 20 days.
(d) 20 minutes.

15. Why is the narrator upset about the way the beach house is in Proust's story?
(a) He wasn't.
(b) He wanted solitude.
(c) The reality was exactly like his image.
(d) The reality did not match his image.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Proust compare the moon to in one of his famous metaphors?

2. What does Proust claim humans too often get upset at unnecessarily?

3. How did Proust act with his friends?

4. What does Proust reason jealousy sparks within a relationship?

5. What did Proust feel people should separate in their friendship?

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