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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 does the narrator react to Maxim's invitation to lunch with him?
(a) She says nothing and goes quietly to his table.
(b) She is disturbed because he is flirting with her.
(c) She is excited at being invited to lunch with someone so important.
(d) She thinks he is just being polite and that her presence would spoil his lunch.

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

3. From the woods, where does Maxim say the right-hand path leads?
(a) Back to Manderley.
(b) To some smugglers' caves.
(c) To Happy Valley.
(d) To a cove where they used to keep a boat.

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

5. How are the desk pigeonholes labeled?
(a) In Mrs Danvers' handwriting.
(b) In typewritten courier font.
(c) In copperplate engraving.
(d) In Rebecca's handwriting.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the narrator feel about playing bridge?

2. Who first suggests the revival of the Manderley Fancy Dress ball?

3. Where does Maxim propose to take the narrator for their honeymoon?

4. What does the narrator find in the raincoat pocket?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What attracts Maxim to the protagonist of the novel Rebecca?

3. In what ways does Rebecca conform to the genre of romance fiction?

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

5. What do the words "We have no secrets now" imply?

6. What are the reasons the protagonist gives for her fear of stifling in Mrs. Van Hopper's room?

7. What, in her opinion, is the servants' attitude to the protagonist in Rebecca?

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

9. What is the effect of the description of the London streets in Chapter 26 of Rebecca?

10. What changes in the protagonist are evident in this chapter?

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