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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Swann leave behind the first time he visits Odette's house?
(a) A cigarette case.
(b) A pair of cuff links.
(c) His keys.
(d) His jacket.

3. Why is Swann often late to the Verdurin's parties in "Swann In Love"?
(a) Because he doesn't care.
(b) Because he is seeing another girl.
(c) Because he doesn't have a watch.
(d) Because he picked up a second job.

4. Who does Aunt Leonie leave her estate to?
(a) The Swann family.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Uncle Adolphe.
(d) M. de Norpois.

5. What does Gilberte do the first time the narrator sees her?
(a) Hides.
(b) Waves in a friendly way.
(c) Call to her father.
(d) Signals an insult.

6. What does Mme. Swann do in "Place-Names" that causes people to talk?
(a) She pays her friends money.
(b) She wears short skirts.
(c) She travels alone.
(d) She meets new men.

7. In "Overture," what does the narrator's family do every time a guest comes over?
(a) They peek at them through the window and hide.
(b) They wear their best clothing.
(c) They leave the house if they don't like who it is.
(d) They pretend to not know who it is.

8. How does Aunt Leonie imagine her family dying when she is very bored in "Combray"?
(a) In a fire.
(b) Disease.
(c) Drowning.
(d) A robbery.

9. Which day of the week is dinner served early at Combray?
(a) Saturday.
(b) Monday.
(c) Friday.
(d) Sunday.

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

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

12. Swann tends to court what type of lady?
(a) Ones from higher social statuses.
(b) Ones from lower social statuses.
(c) He doesn't have a specific type.
(d) Ones who participate in the arts.

13. What does Bergotte say about Berma in "Mme. Swann at Home"?
(a) He praises her.
(b) He won't speak of her.
(c) He feels sorry for her.
(d) He makes fun of her.

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

15. What does the narrator's "magic lantern" do?
(a) Project pictures on the wall.
(b) Turn off once it is daylight.
(c) Pick up radio broadcasts.
(d) Record his favorite songs.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Swann wait for when Odette is in Paris in "Swann In Love"?

3. What is Mme. de Saint-Loup's house?

4. What does the narrator say happened to his belief in the elegance of women?

5. When does the narrator say his mother did not kiss him goodnight as a small child?

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