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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the primary reason Fleur feels so indignant about being accused of libeling the Autobiographical Association?
(a) She formulated her characters and plot before she began working for Sir Quentin.
(b) She was very careful to change enough details that the characters, though similar, did not represent the members.
(c) To her, none of the characters seem overly similar.
(d) The events in her story are vastly different from the events that have happened within the Association.
2. What is that Fleur realizes Sir Quentin has been giving the Association members?
3. How does Sir Quentin explain Mrs. Wilks' ranting?
(a) Says she'd been fasting too strictly.
(b) He indicates that her family has a history of mental illness.
(c) Says she had personal problems that had recently upset her.
(d) Hints that she might be suffering from a chronic illness.
4. Which of the Association members dutifully visits Sir Quentin's grave daily, and converses with him there?
(a) Mrs. Wilks.
(b) Eric Findlay.
(c) Clotilde du Loiret.
(d) Maisie Young.
5. How does Sir Quentin get Fleur to return to his flat?
(a) He sends Lady Edwina over to invite Fleur for dinner and not take 'no' for an answer.
(b) He has Beryl Tims call and say that Edwina is not well and asking for her.
(c) He calls and tells her he'd like to discuss a serious matter.
(d) He calls and threatens to call the police on her for taking papers from his office.
6. Fleur tells Sir Quentin that she knows he plagiarized her novel and plans to sue him. How does he respond?
(a) He laughs her off and tells her she must be completely mad.
(b) He breaks down and confesses, asking how they can reach some sort of agreement.
(c) He insists that scribbling on a novel is why she was unable to do her job well and that it is he who will sue.
(d) He says that if Lady Edwina did not care so much for her, he'd get rid of her himself.
7. When Fleur discovers her original manuscript missing, who does she first assume must have taken it?
(b) Revisson Doe.
(c) Lady Edwina.
8. On what grounds has Sir Quentin threatened to sue for libel?
(a) He said that she has stolen pieces of their memoirs and changed them negatively.
(b) He states that the members are very upset with Fleur and he is only trying to pacify them.
(c) He insists she has included passages in the novel that are exact quotes from confidential conversations.
(d) He claims Fleur based her novel on the Association and cast him in an evil manner.
9. Lady Edwina lived until she was 98 years old. She'd outlived her son and inherited his wealth; who inherited her fortune when she died?
(b) Her manservant and her nurse, who had married.
(c) Solly Mendelsohn.
(d) Fleur, of course.
10. When Fleur calls the publisher's office to ask for the typescript back, what is she told?
(a) That the papers have been misfiled, but once they are located, they will be sent to her.
(b) That she will have to speak with the publisher directly, and he has gone for the day.
(c) That it will be sent by courier the following day.
(d) That it has been destroyed.
11. What passage does Fleur find in Cellini, the book she sits down to read to ease her worries after she leaves Sir Quentin's flat?
(a) "I am now going on my way rejoicing."
(b) "I will live with joy."
(c) "We rejoiced when we saw one another."
(d) "Joy is the path I will follow."
12. What is Fleur's greatest concern upon learning the tragic news of the suicide of one of the Association's members?
(a) That her novel is unfolding in real life.
(b) That this is only the first of many unsettling events.
(c) Whether or not she should send her concern in a card or simply make a phone call.
(d) That she will no longer have a job.
13. What does Fleur disclose to the reader in Chapter 10?
(a) That her purpose is to make sure she remains in Lady Edwina's will.
(b) That her purpose is to punish Dottie for her involvement in the loss of her manuscript.
(c) That her purpose is to determine why the suicide really happened.
(d) That her purpose is now to convey how Sir Quentin tried to destroy her novel and take its contents for his own use.
14. Who does Fleur see for the last time as she leaves Sir Quentin's drawing room?
(a) Solly Mendelsohn, looking euphoric.
(b) The ex-priest, looking angry and vindictive.
(c) Lady Bernice, looking upset and disheveled.
(d) Lady Edwina, looking sad and confused.
15. With her manuscript missing, what does Fleur fears that it could be in anyone's hands, being put to any sort of use. What is her other concern about it at this point?
(a) That she will be embarrassed if the libel charge becomes public.
(b) That if no copy any longer exists, Warrender Chase has ceased to exist.
(c) That without it, she will lose the inspiration to continue writing.
(d) That she will be left penniless if someone takes it and publishes it
Short Answer Questions
1. In the novel's present day, Fleur lives in Paris. Who has just been there to visit her?
2. In Chapter 12, Fleur expands on her narration of the present, reminding us that she is relating the adventures with the Autobiographical Association from a future perspective. What is it that prompts the policeman in the graveyard, in the summer of 1950, to say to Fleur, "Loitering with Intent?"
3. What happens between Fleur and her publisher after he tells her he cannot publish her novel?
4. Fleur calls her publisher again asking for the manuscript of Warrender Chase. Why do they tell her it was destroyed?
5. What does Edwina say to Fleur when she goes to see her after learning Sir Quentin is out?
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