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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs Van Hopper ask the narrator to fetch from her room?
(a) The train timetable.
(b) A letter from her daughter.
(c) A letter from her nephew.
(d) Her gloves.

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

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

4. Identify the figurative language in the phrase "lies like an empty shell."
(a) This is postmodern structuralism.
(b) This is a metaphor.
(c) This is onomatopoeia.
(d) This is a simile.

5. How does Beatrice announce that she will be coming to lunch?
(a) She telephones Mrs Danvers.
(b) She telephones Maxim.
(c) In a letter.
(d) In a postcard.

6. How does the narrator respond to Maxim's note?
(a) She reads it but does not send a reply.
(b) She is excited and hides the note from Mrs Van Hopper.
(c) She reads it and replies at once.
(d) She is shocked and destroys the note.

7. What does the narrator believe to be inevitable in everyone's life?
(a) The death of a friend.
(b) The moment of death.
(c) A trial of wills.
(d) A moment of trial.

8. What excuse does the narrator give to Mrs. Danvers?
(a) She says she has a headache.
(b) She says she is looking for a book.
(c) She says she has lost her key.
(d) She says she has lost her way.

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

10. In her dream, to whom does the narrator call?
(a) The lodge-keeper.
(b) Mrs Van Hopper.
(c) Rebecca.
(d) Maxim de Winter.

11. Who first suggests the revival of the Manderley Fancy Dress ball?
(a) The wife of a bishop in a neighboring cathedral town.
(b) Mrs. Danvers.
(c) Beatrice Lacy.
(d) The bishop in a neighboring cathedral town.

12. How does the narrator react to Maxim's invitation to lunch with him?
(a) She is excited at being invited to lunch with someone so important.
(b) She thinks he is just being polite and that her presence would spoil his lunch.
(c) She says nothing and goes quietly to his table.
(d) She is disturbed because he is flirting with her.

13. What does Maxim tell Mrs Van Hopper about his valet?
(a) He says his valet gossips.
(b) He says he does not have a valet.
(c) He says he does not like travelling alone and the valet is company.
(d) He says that he overpays his valet.

14. What is meant by "Jasper has gone to the happy hunting grounds"?
(a) Jasper is out hunting for rabbits.
(b) Jasper is frisky.
(c) Jasper is dead.
(d) Jasper is a good hunting dog.

15. What interesting sight does the narrator remember seeing in Monaco?
(a) A crooked white building.
(b) Prince Rainier driving with Princess Grace.
(c) A crooked house in a cobbled square.
(d) A ghostly figure in the sky.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which things are permanent, according to the narrator?

2. Who does Max describe as being "invariably late for dinner"?

3. For the narrator, what is the result of Mrs Van Hopper's illness?

4. Of what is Ben afraid?

5. What does Mrs Van Hopper think the narrator will like about New York?

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