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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does the narrator begin this poem?
(a) A lesson.
(b) A warning.
(c) A rhyme.
(d) A question.

2. What does Maldoror beg God for in Book I, Stanza 5?
(a) To show him one good man.
(b) To send him a true love.
(c) To free him from evil.
(d) To save his soul.

3. What does the grave-digger promise to do if Maldoror stays at his house?
(a) Ignore anything he says in his sleep.
(b) Give him books to read.
(c) Not ask about his past.
(d) Make him breakfast.

4. What did Maldoror do to the mad woman's daughter before sending a bulldog to kill the girl?
(a) He tied her up.
(b) He raped her.
(c) He strangled her.
(d) He stabbed her.

5. Why does Maldoror say he had a hard time learning to communicate as a child?
(a) He was shy.
(b) His tongue was too large.
(c) His parents rarely talked.
(d) He was born deaf.

6. In Book III, Stanza 1, who does the fisherman think Maldoror and Mario are?
(a) Cousins.
(b) Brothers.
(c) Devils.
(d) Angels.

7. In Book III, Stanza 1, what spirit does Mario have?
(a) The spirit of the earth.
(b) The spirit of fire.
(c) The spirit of water.
(d) The spirit of the sky.

8. When God passes out on earth, who gives him a coin when he wakes up?
(a) A beggar.
(b) A fool.
(c) A woman.
(d) A priest.

9. What does Maldoror say he promised Holzer?
(a) To never steal.
(b) To never commit murder.
(c) To never commit suicide.
(d) To never covet a woman.

10. What does Maldoror say happened when he decided to not kill the embodiment of Prostitution?
(a) He rejected all virtue.
(b) He lost his family.
(c) He saved his soul.
(d) He found trust.

11. Where does the hermaphrodite live?
(a) In a cottage.
(b) In a flowery grove.
(c) In a tall apartment building.
(d) In a cave.

12. Where is Tremdall when he sees Maldoror in Book III, Stanza 3?
(a) At church.
(b) Near a river.
(c) A mountain.
(d) In town.

13. Why does the toad say he hates Maldoror?
(a) Because he is human.
(b) Because he is evil.
(c) Because of his voice.
(d) Because of his pride.

14. In Book I, Stanza 7, what form does Prostitution take?
(a) That of an animal.
(b) That of a woman.
(c) That of a man.
(d) That of an insect.

15. In Book I, Stanza 10, who does Maldoror think will not surround him at the time of his death?
(a) Priests.
(b) Friends.
(c) Family.
(d) Animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Maldoror symbolically to heaven in the form of an octopus?

2. How did Maldoror act in his youth?

3. How was Maldoror born?

4. What does Maldoror say happens to people who keep insects as pets?

5. What happens to the victims of the capsized ship in Book II, Stanza 13?

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