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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is it that the narrator describes as like a dark hand?
(a) The paw of a large dog.
(b) A cloud in front of the moon.
(c) The hand of Rebecca.
(d) The trees moving in the wind.

2. Overall, what does this description show the reader about Manderley?
(a) That it is made of grey stone.
(b) That it is a ruin, but unhaunted.
(c) That it is a haunted ruin.
(d) That it is not in England.

3. What interrupts Mrs Van Hopper's conversation with Max de Winter?
(a) Mrs Van Hopper falls ill.
(b) A page-boy brings a letter for Maxim.
(c) Max spills coffee all over the narrator.
(d) A page-boy tells Mrs Van Hopper that a dressmaker is waiting.

4. How does the narrator show she is nervous around the servants?
(a) She stutters when she speaks to them.
(b) She speaks to them in a tiny voice.
(c) She tells how her hands shake when she lights a cigarette.
(d) She creeps around on tiptoe.

5. On what floor of the hotel building is Max's suite?
(a) It's on the second floor.
(b) It is on the seventh floor.
(c) It is on the third floor.
(d) It is on Level 148.

6. Which things are permanent, according to the narrator?
(a) Manderley and Rebecca.
(b) The bare little hotel bedroom and the dream.
(c) Fear and suffering.
(d) The brown lilac and the Happy Valley.

7. Why is the meal with Mrs Van Hopper eaten in silence?
(a) Mrs Van Hopper likes to concentrate on the food.
(b) Mrs Van Hopper is annoyed with Max de Winter.
(c) The narrator has nothing to say.
(d) Mrs Van Hopper is keeping silence for Lent.

8. What fruit does the narrator anticipate being served at tea?
(a) Strawberries and cream.
(b) Cranberries.
(c) Apples.
(d) Fresh raspberries.

9. From what illness is Mrs Van Hopper suffering?
(a) Influenza.
(b) Asthma.
(c) Pancreatitis.
(d) Pneumonia.

10. What annoys and astonishes Mrs Van Hopper?
(a) The difficulty of packing for the trip.
(b) Her realizaton that the narrator isn't excited about going to New York.
(c) Her realization that the narrator is happy in Europe.
(d) That little Nancy might have appendicitis.

11. With what does Mrs Van Hopper compare Manderley?
(a) Buckingham Palace.
(b) An Irish castle.
(c) Fairy-land.
(d) Palm Beach.

12. What does Maxim tell his wife about the east wing?
(a) It is a good place to raise a family.
(b) It is more cheerful and has a lovely view of the rose garden.
(c) It is pleasant and has a good view of the shrubbery.
(d) It is haunted and he never goes there.

13. Why does the narrator value boredom?
(a) There'll be excitement later when she reads the cricket scores.
(b) She doesn't value it at all and is restless.
(c) It is a pleasant antidote to fear.
(d) It gives her time to write her novel.

14. In what setting does the narrator think Max de Winter belongs?
(a) At Palm Beach in Florida.
(b) In an imposing London bank building.
(c) On the cover of a magazine like Tatler.
(d) A fifteenth century walled city.

15. Who opens the car door for the narrator?
(a) She opens it herself.
(b) Maxim.
(c) Mrs. Danvers.
(d) The butler.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of flowers are in the morning room's vases?

2. For the narrator, what gives "a glow about [her] morning"?

3. Which birds remind the narrator of Manderley?

4. Who is Jasper?

5. At the time the narrator bought the postcard, how much was her weekly pocket-money?

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