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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Maxim's attitude to his past life?
(a) He does not wish to remember it.
(b) He wants to talk about it to free himself from its ghosts.
(c) He wants to accept his mistakes and move on.
(d) It is a place full of sacred memories that he does not want to share.

2. 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.

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

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

5. What does the narrator find in the pocket of the car?
(a) A cache of love-letters.
(b) A book of poetry.
(c) A well-thumbed novel.
(d) Rebecca's gloves.

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

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

8. In happier times, where did they take tea?
(a) Under the chestnut tree.
(b) In the rose garden.
(c) On the beach.
(d) In the boathouse.

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

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

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

12. 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 a good place to raise a family.
(c) It is more cheerful and has a lovely view of the rose garden.
(d) It is haunted and he never goes there.

13. For the narrator, what is the result of Mrs Van Hopper's illness?
(a) She gets two weeks of freedom.
(b) She learns some valuable lessons from the trained nurse.
(c) She gets two weeks of boredom.
(d) She gets the sack.

14. What does Mrs. Danvers offer to do?
(a) To take the narrator downstairs.
(b) To show the narrator where the stone passage is.
(c) To show the narrator how Rebecca organised her menus.
(d) To open up the rooms in the west wing and to take the narrator on a tour.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What annoys and astonishes Mrs Van Hopper?

2. From the woods, where does Maxim say the right-hand path leads?

3. For the narrator, what gives "a glow about [her] morning"?

4. How does Beatrice greet the narrator?

5. How do the de Winters travel from London to Manderley?

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