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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 sort of car does Jack Favell drive?
(a) A green sports car.
(b) A Morris estate car.
(c) A red sports car.
(d) A Daimler.

2. Which of these statements is true of Mrs Van Hopper?
(a) She is refined and courteous.
(b) She is assertive and interesting.
(c) She likes matchmaking.
(d) She is pushy, tactless, insensitive and boring,

3. What lie about her morning activities does the narrator tell Mrs Van Hopper?
(a) She says she went to the casino.
(b) She says she has been playing tennis with the professional.
(c) She tells Mrs Van Hopper she went for a walk.
(d) She says she has been playing golf with the professional.

4. What object does Ben attempt to hide from the narrator?
(a) A piece of wood.
(b) A length of twine.
(c) A fishing line.
(d) A box of matches.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For the narrator, what gives "a glow about [her] morning"?

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

3. How far away do Beatrice and Giles live?

4. How does Mrs Van Hopper misjudge the conversation with Maxim de Winter?

5. Of what is Rebecca's vase made?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think he means when Frank Crawley tells the protagonist that it's vitally important they they talk?

2. What evidence is there of Rebecca's approach to her work of running Manderley?

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

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

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

6. What leads to the protagonist's encounter with Mrs. Danvers in the west wing?

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

8. Why does the protagonist think measles are a blessing in the context of the inquest?

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

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

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