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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "Portraits of Mistresses", how many men sit around talking?
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

3. In "Solitude", how does the journalist back up his statement that solitude is bad for men?
(a) With gospels.
(b) With a journal.
(c) With research.
(d) With stories.

4. How does the one gentleman in "Portraits of Mistresses" say he feels about finding flaws with mistresses?
(a) Angry, because they are nice women.
(b) Entertained, because they are funny flaws.
(c) Confused, because he has not had a mistress.
(d) Jealous, because he wants to be able to.

5. Where does the man walk in "Plans"?
(a) In a park.
(b) In a city.
(c) Over a bridge.
(d) Through a small village.

6. What do most of the passengers on the boat in "Already!" say when they see land?
(a) Already.
(b) It's true.
(c) What?
(d) Finally.

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

8. Why does the narrator of "Mademoiselle Bistouri" ask the woman questions?
(a) To understand her obsession.
(b) To kill time.
(c) To make her feel better.
(d) To seem interested in her.

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

10. How is Fancioulle's moment of death described by the poet in "A Heroic Death"?
(a) As a dark time.
(b) As a passing moment.
(c) As his greatest moment.
(d) As a mistake.

11. Where are the men in "Portraits of Mistresses"?
(a) A pub.
(b) An inn.
(c) Someone's parlor.
(d) A gambling house.

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

13. Why is Fancioulle's lord in "A Heroic Death" sentenced to death?
(a) For hurting a woman.
(b) For staging a rebellion.
(c) For robbing the king.
(d) For printing books.

14. In "Mademoiselle Bistouri", what does the woman have hanging on her walls?
(a) Tapestries.
(b) Awards.
(c) Photographs.
(d) Portraits.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "A Heroic Death", why does the Prince want to save Fancioulle's life?

2. In "Loss of a Halo", who is imagined to have picked up a halo?

3. What does the man stop doing in "The Gallant Marksman" in order to practice shooting?

4. What season is it in "Vocations"?

5. In "Already!" what does the narrator see in the sea?

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