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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What part of the child does the Moon touch in "The Favors of the Moon"?
(a) Her feet.
(b) Her back.
(c) Her face.
(d) Her hands.

2. How is the woman as a painting subject described in "The Desire to Paint"?
(a) A large void.
(b) A sleeping bear.
(c) A black star.
(d) A troubled face.

3. Where do the men leave in the beginning of "Counterfeit Money"?
(a) A town hall.
(b) A church.
(c) A tobacco shop.
(d) An inn.

4. In "Which is the Real One?", why are the first beautiful woman's eyes wide?
(a) Because she is full of want.
(b) Because she has seen little in the world.
(c) Because she is honest.
(d) Because she is afraid.

5. Why does the narrator of "The Mirror" question the man looking into a mirror?
(a) Because he is not smiling at himself.
(b) Because he is ugly.
(c) Because the mirror is not his.
(d) Because it is raining and he is outside.

6. In "Beautiful Dorothy", why is Dorothy saving money?
(a) To move to Paris.
(b) To attract a husband.
(c) To go on vacation.
(d) To buy back her sister.

7. How does the narrator know the man he meets in "The Generous Gambler"?
(a) They went to school together.
(b) They live in the same building.
(c) He has always wanted to meet him.
(d) They are cousins.

8. How is the thoroughbred described in "A Thoroughbred"?
(a) Womanly.
(b) Strong.
(c) Proud.
(d) Sickly.

9. In "A Heroic Death", what job does Fancioulle have?
(a) Cook.
(b) Butler.
(c) Driver.
(d) Jester.

10. What does Baudelaire say happens when he watches the poor old woman in "Windows"?
(a) She catches him watching her.
(b) Sometimes he cries.
(c) It inspires him to write.
(d) He falls asleep.

11. In "The Rope", when are illusion and reality described as being the same?
(a) Never.
(b) When they belong to a child.
(c) When they are found in nature.
(d) When they are a mother's love.

12. In "The Eyes of the Poor", what does the narrator first say to the woman?
(a) That he will not yell at her.
(b) That he hates her.
(c) That she is not beautiful any longer.
(d) That she is late.

13. In "Solitude", what does the journalist ask the poet about sharing?
(a) If solitude protects him from sharing.
(b) If he can define the word.
(c) If he feels the need to share joy.
(d) If he shares his money with the needy.

14. In "Counterfeit Money", what does the man call his friend's stupidity?
(a) Pride.
(b) Foolishness.
(c) Evil.
(d) Trickery.

15. How does Baudelaire make the legend in "Windows"?
(a) From writing about the old woman.
(b) From watching the old woman.
(c) From taking frequent naps.
(d) From peering into his neighbors' windows.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Firing Range and the Graveyard", to whom does the narrator think the tavern is in homage?

2. In "Get Yourself Drunk", what does Baudelaire say slavery is?

3. How many boys meet to talk in "Vocations"?

4. In "Beautiful Dorothy", what are the other people doing while Dorothy goes to the shore?

5. Why does the narrator of "Mademoiselle Bistouri" ask the woman questions?

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