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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which birds remind the narrator of Manderley?
(a) Ducks.
(b) Guinea fowl.
(c) Swans.
(d) Pigeons.

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

4. What gives the impression of a church archway?
(a) Oak trees.
(b) The mingled branches of beech trees.
(c) Monster shrubs and plants.
(d) Binsey poplars.

5. What object is Robert suspected of stealing?
(a) A china cupid figurine.
(b) A small painting.
(c) A statue of Neptune taming a seahorse.
(d) An alabaster vase belonging to Rebecca.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator respond to Maxim's note?

2. In happier times, where did they take tea?

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

4. What comment does Maxim make about Beatrice?

5. What is Maxim's attitude to his past life?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the protagonist feel like crying when she receives the set of books, A History of Painting?

2. How does the new Mrs. de Winter play into Mrs. Danvers' hands during their conversation.

3. In what ways does Mrs. Van Hopper reveal her snobbishness?

4. Comment on the layers of meaning in Chapter 19 of Rebecca.

5. What complications enter the story via Jack Favell?

6. Why is Maxim against his wife going off after the dog Jasper?

7. Comment on the significance of the title "Je Reviens--I come back" for Rebecca's boat.

8. What images relating to death are contained in this chapter?

9. What factor does the narrator feel has been pivotal to the way her life has turned out?

10. What are safe topics for the protagonist to read aloud to her husband?

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