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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 hand of Rebecca.
(b) The paw of a large dog.
(c) The trees moving in the wind.
(d) A cloud in front of the moon.

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

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

4. Of what is Rebecca's vase made?
(a) Alabaster.
(b) Bronze.
(c) Ming china.
(d) Poker work.

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

6. 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 went to the casino.
(c) She says she has been playing tennis with the professional.
(d) She says she has been playing golf with the professional.

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

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

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

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

11. What can moonlight do, according to the narrator?
(a) Moonlight can scare you.
(b) Moonlight can play odd tricks upon the fancy.
(c) Moonlight can reveal secrets.
(d) Moonlight can make you feel romantic.

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

13. How does Mrs Van Hopper misjudge the conversation with Maxim de Winter?
(a) She believes Max was flirting with the narrator.
(b) She thinks Max is falling for her.
(c) She thinks Max was embarrassed by the narrator's behavior.
(d) She believes Max thinks she is witty.

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

15. In what condition is the sofa-bed in the boathouse?
(a) It is stained with blood.
(b) It has been nibbled by mice and rats--not in good condition.
(c) It has been reupholstered.
(d) It is ripped open

Short Answer Questions

1. What excuse does the narrator give to Mrs. Danvers?

2. As she flees into the interior of the house, who does the narrator encounter in the passageway?

3. To what does the word "gaucherie" refer?

4. What color is the stone of which Manderley is built?

5. What gives the impression of a church archway?

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