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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 interesting sight does the narrator remember seeing in Monaco?
(a) Prince Rainier driving with Princess Grace.
(b) A crooked white building.
(c) A crooked house in a cobbled square.
(d) A ghostly figure in the sky.

2. 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.

3. What is significant about the man the narrator meets on the beach?
(a) His clothes are ragged.
(b) He talks incoherently.
(c) He looks like Maxim's evil twin.
(d) He has a mental disability: he is an idiot in the true sense of the word.

4. What can moonlight do, according to the narrator?
(a) Moonlight can make you feel romantic.
(b) Moonlight can reveal secrets.
(c) Moonlight can scare you.
(d) Moonlight can play odd tricks upon the fancy.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the narrator do with the pieces of the figurine?

3. Why does the narrator value boredom?

4. What does the leather book contain?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Show how honesty affects the relationship of Maxim and his wife during Chapter 20 of Rebecca.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Could this novel have been called Manderley, not Rebecca?

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