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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 is the opening setting for the novelette The Awakening?
(a) Mobile, Alabama.
(b) Charleston, South Carolina.
(c) Grand Isle, Georgia.
(d) Grand Isle, Louisiana.

2. Why does Robert say Edna is cruel?
(a) For letting him see her with Alcée.
(b) For calling him a Mama's boy.
(c) For pressuring him into saying things he should not.
(d) For calling him impotent.

3. What does Adèle Ratignolle do that Edna would not be comfortable doing?
(a) Talks about intimate matters to any of her male friends.
(b) Wears a bathing suit in public.
(c) Cries freely in public.
(d) Laughs outrageously loudly.

4. What does the character finally do?
(a) Leaps off the tree and flies.
(b) Seeks vengeance against its master.
(c) Lets itself die.
(d) Ventures completely into the outside world.

5. What happens when the character looks out from its home?
(a) It is happy.
(b) It is sorry to see how bad it is out there.
(c) It learns there are others like it.
(d) It sees the outside world.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Edna think Robert does not love her?

2. What habit does Robert do every summer?

3. What does Edna say to Robert about Léonce setting her free to marry Robert?

4. Why is Edna jealous of Madame Lebrun?

5. What does Mademoiselle Reisz play on the piano?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Mr. Pontellier arrives home at eleven?

2. About what do Edna and her father argue and what does her father say to Léonce?

3. What story does Edna tell and how does she explain knowing of the story?

4. How does Monsieur Perrault alter Ninette's life?

5. How does Athénaïse develop a relationship with Gouvernail?

6. Why does Edna go to Madame Antoine's home?

7. What does the letter say that Mildred receives from her family?

8. What is Edna's life like in New Orleans?

9. How does Léonce Pontellier treat his sunburned wife?

10. What happens when Edna goes to be with Madame Ratignolle as she is having her baby?

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