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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. Why does the first beautiful woman die young in "Which is the Real One?"
(a) Because of an accident.
(b) Because of an illness.
(c) Because of her beauty.
(d) Because she was beaten.

2. How does the second beautiful woman in "Which is the Real One?" feel when she sees the narrator?
(a) She is happy.
(b) She is frightened.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is confused.

3. In "Already!" what does the narrator see in the sea?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Anger.
(c) New life.
(d) Fear.

4. In "The Generous Gambler", what does the narrator lose to the man?
(a) A horse.
(b) Half his money.
(c) His soul.
(d) The keys to his house.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the Devil afraid of in "The Generous Gambler"?

3. In "Beautiful Dorothy", why is Dorothy saving money?

4. What happens when the man shoots in "The Gallant Marksman"?

5. Why is the narrator of "The Firing Range and the Graveyard" criticized?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the man in "The Mirror" react to the narrator's question?

2. What is the thyrsus?

3. How does the woman in "Mademoiselle Bistouri" act due to her obsession with doctors?

4. What does the Devil promise the narrator of "The Generous Gambler"?

5. In "A Heroic Death", why is Fancioulle's life at risk?

6. What does Baudelaire see in the thoroughbred, in "A Thoroughbred", that no one else sees?

7. In "Loss of a Halo", what does the man say about losing his halo?

8. What is Dorothy's goal in "Beautiful Dorothy"?

9. In "The Firing Range and the Graveyard", what happens to the man when he enters the graveyard?

10. Why is the man angry with the woman in "The Eyes of the Poor"?

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