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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Fowles go to college?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Cambridge.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Brown.

2. After leaving the homeland, the family went to which country?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) Russia.
(c) China.
(d) India.

3. What is the surname of Claire's husband?
(a) Dumas.
(b) Barberrie.
(c) Sylvie.
(d) Durfort.

4. What was the title of Claire's first work?
(a) Edouard.
(b) Ourika.
(c) Mme. Duras.
(d) Marie eu Claire.

5. What offers the most consolation for Ourika?
(a) Education.
(b) Religion.
(c) Rehabilitation.
(d) Friendship.

6. In which year did Claire get married?
(a) 1779.
(b) 1797.
(c) 1812.
(d) 1804.

7. In what year did Claire-Louise die?
(a) 1844.
(b) 1828.
(c) 1816.
(d) 1839.

8. Claire's father refused to support the execution of which political official?
(a) Robespierre.
(b) Louis XIV.
(c) Ivan the Terrible.
(d) Czar Nicholas Romanov.

9. It is said that doubt often excludes ____.
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Passion.
(c) Truth.
(d) Wisdom.

10. The story took place before which war?
(a) French Revolution.
(b) War of the Roses.
(c) Revolutionary War.
(d) Spanish-American War.

11. What was the man's rank?
(a) Count.
(b) Viscount.
(c) Prince.
(d) Duke.

12. Ourika speaks about a life of ____ before moving to the cloisters.
(a) Loneliness.
(b) Misery.
(c) Contentment.
(d) Purpose.

13. Claire's male counterparts referred to the writer as being ____.
(a) Superfluous.
(b) Vain.
(c) Vapid.
(d) Insipid.

14. How many novels did Claire pen during her short tenure?
(a) 5.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

15. Fowles' lead character was unfairly _____.
(a) Arrested.
(b) Executed.
(c) Exiled.
(d) Ridiculed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item did Claire's mother want to collect?

2. Who was one of the two people that developed the term?

3. What famous poet is quoted at the beginning of the introduction?

4. Where did the Duforts live?

5. The man would eventually attain the rank of the Duke of _____.

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