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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. Who appointed Juppe to his position as Prime Minister?
(a) Christine Ockrent.
(b) Edouard Balladur.
(c) He was voted in by the populace.
(d) Jacques Chirac.

2. Which famous writer had once been the mayor of Bordeaux, as mentioned in the chapter Private Domain?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Emile Zola.
(c) Montaigne.
(d) Pascal.

3. Where does Adam take Luke on rainy days?
(a) The taxidermy shop.
(b) The toy store.
(c) The Luxembourg Gardens.
(d) The Ritz pool.

4. What does Nisha's spouse do for a job?
(a) He is a doctor.
(b) He is a professor.
(c) He is a chauffeur.
(d) He is a chef.

5. What company was M. Meyssonier the president of?
(a) An engineering firm.
(b) A telephone company.
(c) A mortgage lending company.
(d) A sanitation company.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Papon accused of during his trial?

2. How many haute couture shows were in Paris in Couture Shock?

3. What sentence was Papon given by the jury?

4. What is the name of the author of Les Enfants de Saturne, who Gopnik contacts in A Tale of Two Cafes?

5. What is the name of the satirical paper that Gopnik buys every Wednesday?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Gopnik think that Prime Minister Alain Juppe was probably relieved by the Islamic terrorist bombing in Private Domain?

2. What did Gopnik name his "two cafe problem" after?

3. What was the goal of the strikers in the chapter, The Strike?

4. How does Gopnik describe Alice?

5. What is the "machine to draw the world"?

6. What does Gopnik mean by the phrase "the law of Inverse Natural Appeal" in A Tale of Two Cafes?

7. Why are people worried that French cooking may be deteriorating?

8. What request does Jerome Meyssonier make when he agrees to be taken hostage in The Chill?

9. After Luke is born, what motivates Gopnik to move to Paris sooner rather than later?

10. How do the French regard fact checking?

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