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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. Who does the narrator compare his father to?
(a) An angry god.
(b) A police officer.
(c) A cardinal.
(d) A senile Catholic general.
2. What color hair does Marcelle have?
3. What do the two youths do together following Simone's actions in Chapter 1?
(b) Have sex.
(c) Leave for Rome.
4. What heightens the couple's sexuality at the end of Chapter 1?
(a) The fear of being caught.
(b) A thunderstorm.
(c) A car crash.
(d) The dawn.
5. How does the narrator access the inside of the building?
(a) He climbs to the roof.
(b) He climbs through a window.
(c) He enters through the basement.
(d) He goes through the door.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Marcelle confined?
2. Who was the woman the narrator saw come out of the building?
3. Why does Simone claim she removed her clothing?
4. What does the narrator do as he orgasms?
5. What does the narrator forget inside the building?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain why, despite being modest, Simone and the narrator have the relationship they have?
2. Explain the narrator's trip through the sanitarium.
3. What contrasting image does the author give between Simone and Marcelle at the end of Chapter 4? What else could this comparison represent?
4. In Chapter 3, the narrator contemplates suicide. Explain why, and what happens to change his mind.
5. Explain what Simone does with the saucer of milk in the first chapter.
6. What happens when the narrator finds Simone, and what is the accidental result that rises Marcelle from her room?
7. Explain what the narrator thinks as he chases down the unknown naked woman, and the reality of who the woman is.
8. What does the narrator explain causes his and Simone's sexual dream to turn in to a nightmare?
9. How does the narrator avoid police capture in Chapter 3 and how is this possible?
10. Explain how the orgy in Chapter 2 takes place.
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