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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 Manuela always scheming to do?
(a) Go back to her country.
(b) Marry a rich man.
(c) Move to the United States.
(d) Move to Canada.

2. Who does Renee use to further her arguments against the subject she just finished studying?
(a) Greco.
(b) Kant.
(c) Sosa.
(d) Ferrier.

3. What is the young man's reaction to Renee's suggestion?
(a) Incredulity.
(b) Disdain.
(c) Condescension.
(d) Enthusiasm.

4. What does Renee suggest to the young man?
(a) To read Kant.
(b) To read some of Kierkegaard.
(c) To read The German Ideology.
(d) To read some Nietzsche.

5. What does Paloma notice about one of the players?
(a) He is exceedingly tall.
(b) He moves with no grace at all.
(c) He seems to move without motion.
(d) He is lame.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Arthens' son's problem?

2. Where does Paloma hear a statement she thinks is totally wrong?

3. Why does Paloma begin to drink something different in the morning?

4. What did Arthens' son once ask Renee?

5. Why does Paloma think is interesting regarding Maître Arthens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Renee say when the son of a tenant in the building says something to Renee about Marx?

2. Who stops to ask Renee something when she and Manuela are talking and what is Renee's feelings about it?

3. What note does Renee receive and what astounds her about the note?

4. What way did Paloma consider suicide and what why does she finally settle upon in her mind?

5. Who is Manuela and what does she want to do?

6. What image does Renee have of concierges, and why was it easier for her to keep up her charade of the unintelligent concierge when her husband was alive?

7. What is one of Renee's favorite movie and why?

8. What does Paloma Josse believe her future will be like and how does she plan to avoid that future?

9. What do the Renee's clients believe about concierges and how does Renee try to project their image of the average concierge?

10. What was Renee's marriage like?

(see the answer keys)

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