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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. In "Portraits of Mistresses", what does the one man say happens when someone decides to take a mistress?
(a) They lose their mind.
(b) They go broke.
(c) They are enlightened.
(d) They pass through stages.

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

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

4. What do the passengers on the ship in "Already!" talk about?
(a) Fishing.
(b) Money.
(c) Home.
(d) The sea.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Which is the Real One?", what does the first beautiful woman's casket look like?

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

3. What does Baudelaire say happens when he watches the poor old woman in "Windows"?

4. What does the poet say about being drunk in "Get Yourself Drunk"?

5. In "Solitude", what does the journalist ask the poet about sharing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fancioulle work to save his life in "A Heroic Death"?

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

3. What is the thyrsus?

4. How does the man feel when he discovers his friend has counterfeit coins in "Counterfeit Money"?

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

6. How does the man feel about clouds in "The Soup and the Clouds"?

7. What pleases the narrator in "Plans" about making plans?

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

9. How does Baudelaire describe ports in "The Port"?

10. Why is the woman in "The Desire to Paint" difficult to paint?

(see the answer keys)

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