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

2. What annoys and astonishes Mrs Van Hopper?
(a) Her realization that the narrator is happy in Europe.
(b) Her realizaton that the narrator isn't excited about going to New York.
(c) That little Nancy might have appendicitis.
(d) The difficulty of packing for the trip.

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

4. Whose things are in the boathouse?
(a) Rebecca's.
(b) Ben's.
(c) Maxim's.
(d) Jasper's.

5. 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) Her late father didn't like that expression.
(c) It's a word that is not grown-up enough for her.
(d) It's a shallow expression that doesn't convey the depth of happiness she has experienced.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator believe to be inevitable in everyone's life?

2. In her former life, about what was the narrator sometimes worried?

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

4. What does Mrs Van Hopper ask the narrator to fetch from her room?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. "The devil does not ride us any more" is an example of what kind of figurative language?

3. What suggests that, when the story opens, the protagonist is in a climate different from that of the British Isles?

4. What does Mrs Van Hopper do to make contact with Maxim de Winter?

5. What is the overall tone of the opening chapter?

6. Comment on the protagonist's feelings in Chapter 17 of Rebecca.

7. What is the purpose of the opening chapter of Rebecca?

8. Why is the Manderley fancy dress ball so important?

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

10. In what way could Rebecca's death justly be termed a suicide?

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