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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How far away do Beatrice and Giles live?
(a) Forty miles away.
(b) Fifty miles away.
(c) Fifteen miles away.
(d) Two hundred miles away.

3. Why does the narrator think "ripping" is a poor word to describe her two weeks in Maxim's company?
(a) It's a word that is not grown-up enough for her.
(b) Her late father didn't like that expression.
(c) She avoids using slang words at all times.
(d) It's a shallow expression that doesn't convey the depth of happiness she has experienced.

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

5. For the narrator, what gives "a glow about [her] morning"?
(a) The pleasure of driving in the car with Max.
(b) Her new makeup.
(c) The pleasure of wearing Max's coat.
(d) Getting away from Mrs Van Hopper.

6. What sort of car does Jack Favell drive?
(a) A green sports car.
(b) A red sports car.
(c) A Morris estate car.
(d) A Daimler.

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

8. 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.

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

10. How does the narrator feel about playing bridge?
(a) She does not enjoy it.
(b) She thinks it suits her sharp mind.
(c) She thinks it's like Snap and Happy Families.
(d) She prefers it to chess.

11. How do the de Winters travel from London to Manderley?
(a) They travel by car.
(b) They travel by sailboat.
(c) They take the train from Victoria station.
(d) They take a train from Euston.

12. In her dream of Manderley, the narrator stands . . .
(a) By a wooden gate leading to the drive.
(b) By an iron gate leading to the drive.
(c) At the door of the boatshed.
(d) At the window of Rebecca's room.

13. What is an appropriate word to use for the dream picture of Manderley's grounds and garden?
(a) Grotesque.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Placid.
(d) Exciting.

14. What does the narrator find in the raincoat pocket?
(a) A bloodstained handkerchief.
(b) A monogrammed handkerchief.
(c) A monogrammed cigarette case.
(d) A note from Rebecca.

15. 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 a simile.
(d) This is onomatopoeia.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the quality of Mrs Danvers' smile?

3. What does Frank tell the narrator about Ben?

4. How does Beatrice greet the narrator?

5. What is significant about the man the narrator meets on the beach?

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