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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 does Maxim tell Mrs Van Hopper about his valet?
(a) He says his valet gossips.
(b) He says that he overpays his valet.
(c) He says he does not have a valet.
(d) He says he does not like travelling alone and the valet is company.

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

3. What does the narrator believe to be inevitable in everyone's life?
(a) The moment of death.
(b) A moment of trial.
(c) A trial of wills.
(d) The death of a friend.

4. 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) The narrator has nothing to say.
(d) Mrs Van Hopper is annoyed with Max de Winter.

5. Why does the narrator value boredom?
(a) She doesn't value it at all and is restless.
(b) It gives her time to write her novel.
(c) There'll be excitement later when she reads the cricket scores.
(d) It is a pleasant antidote to fear.

Short Answer Questions

1. In her dream of Manderley, the narrator stands . . .

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

3. What does Frank tell the narrator about Ben?

4. What is an appropriate word to use for the dream picture of Manderley's grounds and garden?

5. How far away do Beatrice and Giles live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How might an alert reader/responder deduce that people are not seeing the protagonist's difference from Rebecca in a negative light?

2. How do Maxim and his wife deal with what they reasonably expect could be their last evening together?

3. Comment on the scene that takes place in Rebecca's room.

4. What reasons does Favell assert will prevent him from getting justice over Rebecca's death?

5. What impression of Beatrice is gained in this chapter of Rebecca?

6. Why does the protagonist say that she is coming to dread any reference to the sea?

7. Is it reasonable for Mrs. Danvers to blame herself for Rebecca's death?

8. What criticisms of the British landed gentry are implied in this chapter of Rebecca?

9. What is the effect on the protagonist of her days spent with Maxim?

10. What is Maxim de Winter's attitude to Mrs. Van Hopper?

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