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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What had Florent studied while in Paris?
(a) Engineering.
(b) Law.
(c) Biology.
(d) Medicine.

2. Who is Florent's younger brother's wife?
(a) Lily.
(b) Isabella.
(c) Marie.
(d) La Belle Lisa.

3. Why does Florent abandon his law studies a second time?
(a) He is forced to take a teaching position.
(b) Quenu gets sick and needs daily care.
(c) He falls in love and loses interest in studies.
(d) He does not have the tuition.

4. Florent never gives in to ______________.
(a) Pauline's ploys.
(b) Quenu's whining.
(c) His appetites.
(d) Peer pressure.

5. Who is Florent's younger brother?
(a) Jacques.
(b) Francois.
(c) Bertrand.
(d) Quenu.

6. The Quenus are part of ________________.
(a) the business class.
(b) the lower class.
(c) the upper class.
(d) the middle class.

7. As a result of his upbringing, Quenu grows up to be ___________________.
(a) ambitious and trustworthy.
(b) A pillar of the community.
(c) A government official.
(d) Spoiled and indecisive.

8. What is Madame Francois' marital status?
(a) Divorced.
(b) Widow.
(c) Separated.
(d) Single.

9. In what century is THE BELLY OF PARIS set?
(a) 20th.
(b) 17th.
(c) 19th.
(d) 18th.

10. What is Madame Francois' sole responsibility?
(a) Grow vegetables and get them to market.
(b) Teach her daughters to do needlework.
(c) Tutor her children.
(d) Sew the clothes for her entire family.

11. How does Florent feel about re-entering Paris society?
(a) Ambivalent.
(b) Sad.
(c) Happy.
(d) Nervous.

12. What does La Belle Lisa want to give Florent upon his return to Paris?
(a) A vendor cart.
(b) A house of his own.
(c) A room in their home.
(d) His share of the inheritance.

13. Why does Florent's mother not invest in Quenu's education?
(a) She does not have the money.
(b) He has a benefactor who pays for it.
(c) She prefers to tutor him herself.
(d) He is a slow boy.

14. What does Florent do most of the day?
(a) Files reports.
(b) Takes a nap.
(c) Hangs around the charcuterie.
(d) Walks the docks.

15. What does Florent buy on the nights he is not in the mood to cook?
(a) Bread.
(b) Fish.
(c) Pasta.
(d) Chicken.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did it take the person in #14 to escape from Devil's Island?

2. What does La Belle Normade do that makes Florent nervous?

3. What is Claude Lantier's profession?

4. Florent thinks that Quenu's new life is _____________.

5. What does Madame Francois notice about Francois?

(see the answer keys)

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