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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. What reputation does Fever's claim preceded her?
(a) A winged monster
(b) A hooker
(c) A love monster
(d) A virgin whore

2. What item of clothing do Fevvers' wings rip through?
(a) A sweat shirt
(b) A night gown
(c) A dress
(d) A blouse

3. What was the name of the person who ran the brothel?
(a) Helena
(b) Nelson
(c) Mara
(d) Jason

4. What does Fevvers offer the night watchman?
(a) Champagne
(b) A free ticket
(c) Vodka
(d) A biscuit

5. What question is written on the poster?
(a) Is it a bird? Is it a woman? Or is it both?
(b) Is she fact or is she fiction?
(c) Can she fly?
(d) Have you ever fallen in love with a bird?

Short Answer Questions

1. Who pays for the doctor who tends Walser?

2. What has Fevvers suitor promised her?

3. What do the clown's do after dinner?

4. What do the audience bombard Fevvers with?

5. Who does Fevvers send her money to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Fevver do during her first seven years at the brothel

2. Describe Colonel Kearney and his pig Sybil.

3. Describe the brothel where Fevvers first sets up home.

4. What does Walser see in Fevvers dressing room?

5. How does darkness play an important part in book 1, chapter 4?

6. What does Rosencreutz tell Fevvers during the meal?

7. Describe the clown's interaction with each other.

8. What imagery does Carter use to describe the ice cream shop?

9. Describe Mignon's life story.

10. In what way do you think it is significant that Walser is a clown?

(see the answer keys)

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