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

2. What Monte Carlo attraction will Mrs Van Hopper miss by leaving early?
(a) The Ballet.
(b) Her bridge club.
(c) A reception with the Grimaldis.
(d) A opera performance.

3. As she flees into the interior of the house, who does the narrator encounter in the passageway?
(a) Frith.
(b) Mrs. Danvers.
(c) A scullery maid.
(d) A housemaid.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. From what illness is Mrs Van Hopper suffering?

2. Who is Jasper?

3. How far away do Beatrice and Giles live?

4. What does Maxim tell Mrs Van Hopper about his valet?

5. What did the narrator wear on her visit to the bishop's wife?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the protagonist's feelings the morning after the fancy dress ball.

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

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

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

10. Why and in what way does the protagonist behave uncharacteristically?

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