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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of surroundings were near the vacation home of the main character?
(a) Sea-side.
(b) Desert.
(c) Countryside.
(d) Large city.

2. What did the narrator compare works of art to in Combray?
(a) His imagination.
(b) The landscapes.
(c) The people in Combray.
(d) All of these.

3. What was the main character protective of as a young boy?
(a) His family.
(b) His clothing.
(c) His money.
(d) His identity.

4. What does the main character do as an adult when he can't sleep?
(a) Walks the streets.
(b) Writes in his journal.
(c) Thinks of all the places he has been.
(d) Drinks some whiskey.

5. Where did the main character's family go on vacations?
(a) Versailles.
(b) Combray.
(c) Paris.
(d) Marseilles.

6. How did the narrator travel to get to Combray?
(a) Carriage.
(b) Train.
(c) Car.
(d) Boat.

7. How did the main character describe Swann?
(a) Distinguished.
(b) Knowledgeable.
(c) Worldly.
(d) Fascinating.

8. What did the main character like to listen to as a child?
(a) Private conversations.
(b) Music.
(c) Train whistles.
(d) Rain on the roof.

9. What did the narrator contemplate often while in Combray?
(a) All of these.
(b) Music.
(c) Art.
(d) Literature.

10. How did the narrator feel about Charles' daughter?
(a) He was afraid of her.
(b) He was enraptured with her.
(c) He was nervous around her.
(d) He did not like her at all.

11. How did the main character feel about his mother when he was a child?
(a) He was afraid of her.
(b) He was confused by her.
(c) He hated her.
(d) He adored her.

12. What kept the owner of the house in Combray stranded in the house?
(a) His affair.
(b) Her fear of public opinion.
(c) His bad knee.
(d) Her imaginary ailments.

13. What is Swann's first name?
(a) Christopher.
(b) Charles.
(c) Thayne.
(d) Thomas.

14. What did the narrator want to be when he grew up?
(a) A painter.
(b) A curator.
(c) An actor.
(d) A writer.

15. What was most precious to the main character about his mother?
(a) Her kisses.
(b) Her kind words.
(c) Her scent.
(d) Her face.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the main character dreaming of at the beginning of the book?

2. What did the main character's mother allow him to do even when it was inappropriate?

3. Who was the narrator's favorite author?

4. Why was the narrator forbidden from seeing someone in Combray?

5. Where did the main character grow up?

(see the answer keys)

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