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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How is the narrator reminded of an English spring?
(a) Through old copies of the magazine Field.
(b) Through conversations with Maxim.
(c) By looking through her photograph album.
(d) Through news of England on the radio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How long after her drowning was Rebecca's body found?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two days.
(d) Two months.

10. At the time the narrator bought the postcard, how much was her weekly pocket-money?
(a) Twopence.
(b) A dime.
(c) Fourpence.
(d) A shilling.

11. How is Manderley's drive different from how the narrator imagined it?
(a) The gravel is red, not white.
(b) It is not wide and straight, but narrow and serpentine.
(c) There are no trees lining it.
(d) It seems neglected, needs resurfacing.

12. What does Mrs Van Hopper think the narrator will like about New York?
(a) There will be boys, excitement and her own set of friends.
(b) Friends, the theatre and Central Park in June.
(c) There will be boys and jazz clubs.
(d) The shopping in Bloomingdale's.

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

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

15. What comment does Maxim make about Beatrice?
(a) She is a good person but talks too much.
(b) She is a good person, but tactless.
(c) She is a good rider.
(d) She is tactless but a good hostess.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator think "ripping" is a poor word to describe her two weeks in Maxim's company?

2. What sort of car does Jack Favell drive?

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

4. What is it that the narrator describes as like a dark hand?

5. What fruit does the narrator anticipate being served at tea?

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