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Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Michel works aggressively toward a full recovery, what does Michel put aside to concentrate more on his physical recovery?
(a) His intellectual pursuits.
(b) Reading his Bible.
(c) His marriage.
(d) His emphasis on diet.

2. What does Michel's weakened condition show him?
(a) Little things he's taken for granted before.
(b) How to make shadow puppets as he lies in bed.
(c) That he hates school.
(d) That he does not love his new wife.

3. At the end of Part 1, Chapters 5-7, what does the reader learn that Michel's change in attitude and appearance demonstrate?
(a) That Michel is leaving his old life behind and assuming a new identity.
(b) That Michel only wants his wife to be proud of him.
(c) That Michel desires to be a trendsetter.
(d) That Michel loves tradition and convention.

4. How does Michel receive notification of his job offer in Part 1, Chapter 9?
(a) In a letter.
(b) In a phone call.
(c) In a telegraph.
(d) In person.

5. Who introduces Michel to more boys at the new walking place?
(a) A deformed little boy.
(b) His wife.
(c) Menalgue.
(d) A handsome 12-year-old goatherd.

6. What does Michel's wife immediately do when she learns he is sick?
(a) Leaves.
(b) Calls for a doctor.
(c) Calls for room service.
(d) Faints.

7. Why does Michel grow to respect and love his wife during his illness?
(a) He appreciates her artwork.
(b) For her practicality and kindness in nursing him back to health.
(c) She has a beautiful voice and sings to him while he is sick.
(d) He knows she will have to make a living for the family.

8. At the end of Part 1, Chapter 7, Michel begins to see his life with...
(a) Shame instead of joy.
(b) Joy instead of fear.
(c) Joy instead of shame.
(d) Fear instead of joy.

9. In Part 1, Chapter 8, what does Michel do to the carriage driver?
(a) Yells for him to slow down.
(b) Tips him for safely delivering his wife.
(c) Beats him then throws him to the back of the carriage.
(d) Knocks him out of the carriage and leaves him on the side of the road.

10. How old is Michel's wife when they marry?
(a) 20.
(b) 19.
(c) 14.
(d) 30.

11. What contributes to the delicate health Michel experiences early in the story?
(a) His sheltered and sedentary life.
(b) Lack of money for regular doctor visits.
(c) Lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.
(d) His dislike of sunlight.

12. What thoughts does Michel have while watching his wife sleep after making love to her the first time?
(a) He is overcome with the staggering thought that he is tied down to her for life.
(b) He is overcome with guilt for the feelings he has toward young boys.
(c) He is overcome with love for her and appreciates her devotion.
(d) He is overcome with joy at the sheer physical experience.

13. What does one of the Arab boys steal from Michel's hotel room?
(a) A loaf of bread.
(b) A pair of scissors.
(c) Coins and candy.
(d) A pair of reading glasses.

14. In Part 1, Chapter 7, how does Michel try to act around his wife?
(a) Like his old self in demeanor.
(b) Like her hero.
(c) Like he is better than she is.
(d) Like a studly man she can be proud of.

15. In Part 1, Chapter 3, Michel returns to the hotel from a walk to find his wife...
(a) With another man.
(b) Reading his journal.
(c) Is missing.
(d) Nursing an ill Arab boy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Michel want to tell his story?

2. What is the reason for Michel's feelings toward his studies?

3. What is Michel really doing as his wife walks ahead at their new walking place?

4. What two major changes does Michel make to help him toward a full recovery?

5. Where does Michel's wife take him for small walks when he's able to venture out?

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