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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the reason the author states he is writing the story?
(a) His friend's biographer will have useful information.
(b) He needs money.
(c) He needs people to understand.
(d) He wants to get over his depression.

2. Why does Elliott arrange for Larry to sit next to the Parisian woman?
(a) To set up an affair
(b) To get rid of her
(c) To conduct business
(d) To make Isabel jealous

3. Where does the narrator unexpectedly meet Larry?
(a) In a bar
(b) In the street
(c) Outside his house
(d) At a party

4. Why does Mrs. Bradley decline to visit her brother's new home?
(a) She is ill.
(b) She hates France.
(c) She thinks he is a snob.
(d) She has no money.

5. What does Larry put into Gray's hand?
(a) A shark's tooth
(b) A photograph
(c) A carrot
(d) A coin

6. How are Sophie's husband and daughter killed?
(a) Illness
(b) They were murdered
(c) In a car accident
(d) Joint suicide

7. Who sends Sophie to Paris?
(a) Her in-laws
(b) Her brother
(c) Her ucle
(d) Her parents

8. What does the author immediately state his misgivings about?
(a) Playing golf
(b) Marrying
(c) Going to Paris
(d) Writing the story

9. How much money did Larry give Suzanne?
(a) 12, 0000 dollars
(b) 5, 000 dollars
(c) 12, 000 francs
(d) 8,000 francs

10. Which of the following characters is a renowned decorator?
(a) Elliott Templeton
(b) Gregory Brabazon
(c) Isabel
(d) Laurence Darrell

11. How much does Larry think that he and Isabel can live on per year?
(a) $1,000
(b) $10,000
(c) $5,000
(d) $3,000

12. Who gives Isabel away?
(a) Maugham
(b) Elliott
(c) Mrs. Bradley
(d) Larry

13. Which of the characters gives Elliott investment advice?
(a) Gray Maturin
(b) Larry
(c) Mrs. Bradley
(d) Henry Maturin

14. What does Sophie turn to after her husband dies?
(a) Sport
(b) Alcohol and sex
(c) Drugs
(d) Violence

15. For whom does Isabel admit that she has strong feelings?
(a) Larry
(b) Elliott
(c) Maugham
(d) Gray

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Suzanne when she moves to Paris?

2. Who does Larry meets in Lens?

3. How many years has it been since Maugham last saw Isabel?

4. Where does Maugham look for Larry?

5. What is the name of the man Sophie marries?

(see the answer keys)

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