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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Overall, what conclusion does the narrator draw about Gilberte's feelings for him in "Place-Names"?
(a) She is afraid of him.
(b) She is indifferent.
(c) She gets bored of him.
(d) She is in love.

2. After seeing Uncle Adolphe in "Combray," why is the narrator excited?
(a) Because his uncle is producing a play.
(b) Because his uncle kissed an actress' hand.
(c) Because his uncle promised to make him an actor.
(d) Because his uncle gave him money.

3. What happens right before the Verdurins stop inviting Swann to their parties?
(a) Swann insults a dignitary.
(b) Swann disagrees with their politics.
(c) Odette gets in a fight with Swann.
(d) Odette accepts a ride from someone else.

4. In "Mme. Swann at Home," what do the narrator's parents finally say about Bergotte?
(a) That he is a man of talent.
(b) That he is a man of fear.
(c) That he is a man of literature.
(d) That he is a man of hate.

5. Who does the narrator's mother refuse to ask about in "Mme. Swann at Home"?
(a) Gilberte.
(b) Mme. Swann.
(c) M. Swann.
(d) Aunt Leonie.

6. In "Mme. Swann at Home," what opinion does M. de Norpois have about Mme. Swann?
(a) He says she is charming.
(b) He says she is funny.
(c) He says she is useless.
(d) He says she is clever.

7. In "Place-Names," what happens the day the narrator fears Gilberte Swann will not come to play?
(a) It rains.
(b) It snows.
(c) There is a fight in the park.
(d) There is a train accident.

8. In "Overture," what does the narrator say has "intellectual profit"?
(a) His grandfather's jokes.
(b) His grandmother's gifts.
(c) His mother's writing.
(d) His father's speeches.

9. According to Bergotte, what does illness do?
(a) Give time for intellectual pursuits.
(b) Let people sleep.
(c) Show who one's real friends are.
(d) Ruin a good party.

10. Who helps to improve Mme. Swann's opinion of the narrator in "Mme. Swann at Home"?
(a) Uncle Adolphe.
(b) The narrator's mother.
(c) Gilberte.
(d) Dr. Cottard.

11. In "Place-Names," what does Gilberte buy the narrator so he can remember her?
(a) A marble.
(b) A comic book.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) A pair of shoes.

12. In "Mme. Swann at Home," when does Gilberte have tea parties?
(a) Saturday and Sunday.
(b) Friday and Saturday.
(c) Sundays only.
(d) Monday and Friday.

13. In "Swann In Love," who does Swann refuse a dinner invitation from?
(a) Odette.
(b) Princesse de Guermantes.
(c) Vinteuil.
(d) Uncle Adolphe.

14. In "Swann In Love," what explanation is given for Mme. de Verdurin's health palpitations?
(a) Her fine taste in art.
(b) Her love of good food.
(c) Her stressful career.
(d) Her husband's infidelities.

15. In "Place-Names," how does the narrator's mother describe Mme. Blatin?
(a) Wonderful.
(b) Terrific.
(c) Awful.
(d) Horrific.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who visits the narrator's family most often when he is a young boy?

2. What does the narrator's great-aunt Leonie brag about in "Combray"?

3. What conclusion does the narrator's family draw about M. Legrandin in "Combray"?

4. What happens when Swann goes to meet Odette at Prevost's Restaurant?

5. After Gilberte leaves, who does the narrator focus his attention on at the park in "Place-Names"?

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