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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. Which term best describes how Florentino lost his virginity?
(a) Rape
(b) Consensual
(c) Voluntary
(d) Unwilling but persuaded

2. Where is the first place that Fermina Daza and Florentino come face to face?
(a) At her father's office
(b) A church Mass
(c) Christmas Eve Mass
(d) Outside her school

3. What did de Saint-Amour leave for Dr. Urbino?
(a) A pet
(b) A letter
(c) A treasure
(d) A chessboard

4. What does Florentino place in the river to float away like the corpses?
(a) Passionate letters to Fermina
(b) All of the letters Fermina has written to him over the years
(c) His lovers
(d) His writings and meditations

5. Who assists Dr. Urbino in the courting process?
(a) Widow Nazaret
(b) Florentino
(c) Lorenzo Daza
(d) Marco Aurelio Urbino

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Fermina's reply when Florentino finally proposes marriage?

2. Who else died in the same manner as de Saint-Amour?

3. Where does Florentino have a private room where he spends his time while waiting for Fermina to return?

4. Of what did Dr. Marco Aurelio Urbino die?

5. Why did Dr. Urbino's death cause much grief and an official time of mourning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kinds of things does the author use to describe the depressing decline of the city where Dr. Urbino returns to after leaving Paris?

2. What was the argument that caused Dr. Urbino and his wife to almost end their marriage after thirty years?

3. For what were all of Florentino's brothers named?

4. What does Dr. Urbino associate the scent from cyanide with?

5. How long is forever in Florentino's world?

6. Name three ways that Florentino cultivates the fourteen-year-old school girl he takes as his lover.

7. What is Leona Cassiani to Florentino?

8. How does Dr. Urbino die?

9. How do many of the women end up after they have had an affair with Florentino?

10. What had the woman who Florentino met on the trolley done not long before he met her?

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