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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What special privilege does Max extend to the narrator?
(a) He allows her to call him Max.
(b) He allows/wants her to call him by his family's name for him: Maxim.
(c) He allows her to wear his coat.
(d) He allows her to drive his car.

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 speaks to them in a tiny voice.
(d) She tells how her hands shake when she lights a cigarette.

3. Why is the narrator rather shocked at herself?
(a) Because she spoke up to Mrs. Danvers.
(b) Because she feels free and happy with Max away in London.
(c) Because she played Hare and Hounds with the children.
(d) Because she took biscuits and fruit.

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

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

6. What does Frank tell the narrator about Ben?
(a) That he will soon be taken to an asylum.
(b) That he was devoted to Rebecca.
(c) That he wouldn't hurt a fly.
(d) That he wouldn't harm a child.

7. What color is the stone of which Manderley is built?
(a) Pink.
(b) Olive.
(c) Gray.
(d) Black.

8. What did the narrator wear on her visit to the bishop's wife?
(a) Her flannel skirt.
(b) Slacks and a tunic top.
(c) A skirt, twin set and pearls.
(d) A frock.

9. About what is the narrator especially knowledgeable?
(a) The English countryside.
(b) The history of Manderley.
(c) Vineyards.
(d) Breeding partridges.

10. What does Frank think about the narrator?
(a) He thinks that she is fresh, young and sensible.
(b) He thinks she is inexperienced and arrogant.
(c) He thinks she is beautiful and shy.
(d) He thinks she is too young to manage Manderley.

11. What lie about her morning activities does the narrator tell Mrs Van Hopper?
(a) She tells Mrs Van Hopper she went for a walk.
(b) She says she has been playing golf with the professional.
(c) She says she has been playing tennis with the professional.
(d) She says she went to the casino.

12. What enjoyable holiday does the bishop's wife mention?
(a) A holiday in Australia.
(b) A holiday at Monte Carlo.
(c) A trip on the Orient Express.
(d) A walking holiday in the Pennines.

13. 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 is shocked and destroys the note.
(d) She reads it and replies at once.

14. Of what does Mrs Danvers' face remind the narrator?
(a) A ghost.
(b) A skull.
(c) A fox.
(d) A ferret.

15. Why does the narrator feel comfortable with her maid Clarice?
(a) She has never been in service before and has no alarming standards.
(b) She is experienced in service and very helpful.
(c) She is a friendly, outgoing girl.
(d) They are the same age.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment does Maxim make about Beatrice?

2. How are the desk pigeonholes labeled?

3. How does the narrator define happiness?

4. How long after her drowning was Rebecca's body found?

5. What sort of woman does the narrator crave to be?

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