Preamble, Marx: Chapters 1-2 and Profound Thought No. 1
1. What does the author introduce in the Preamble?
(a) Her method of research.
(b) The reason for writing the novel.
(c) The historical background upon which the novel is based.
(d) The two main characters and the conflict.
2. What is Renee Michel's challenge?
(a) A controlling mother.
(b) Below average looks.
3. Why does Renee hide her intelligence from others?
(a) She is afraid no one will associate with her.
(b) She thinks poor people are not supposed to be intelligent.
(c) She is afraid others will take advantage of her.
(d) She is afraid of being asked something she does not know.
4. What does Renee love about the world?
(b) Literature, philosophy, artistic movies and great art.
(c) Her small circle of close friends.
5. To what does Paloma feel that her family's wealth subject her?
(c) Close scrutiny by others.
6. What does Paloma feel about her true person?
(a) It is pretty much the same as how people perceive her.
(b) It is terribly sad.
(c) It's not the one people perceive.
(d) It is terribly constricted.
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