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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. Why is Renee fond of The Munekata Sisters?
(a) She actually hates the film.
(b) The breathtaking metaphor in some of the scenes.
(c) They are so simple and easy to understand.
(d) The film is set in an area Renee has always wanted to visit.

2. For how long has Renee worked in one place?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 11 years.
(d) 20 years.

3. What did Arthens' son once ask Renee?
(a) Why she would work there when she was so smart.
(b) The name of some flowers.
(c) The name of her cat.
(d) Where he could buy some cocaine.

4. What is the significance of building number 7 at rue de Grenelle?
(a) Where all the intelligentsia gather.
(b) Where Renee once witnessed a murder.
(c) Where Renee lives.
(d) Where Renee works.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the young man's reaction to Renee's suggestion?

2. What is Manuela always scheming to do?

3. How is Paloma's mother is towards everything else besides the one important thing?

4. What does Paloma decide to do for her next birthday?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Renee decided about phenomenology and how does she use Kant to come to this conclusion?

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

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. What does Renee remember about Arthens' son?

6. Describe Olympe.

7. Where does Renee work; how long has she worked there, and what are her clients like?

8. Describe Renee Michel.

9. What does Paloma think of Maître Arthens?

10. How does the young man who mentions Marx react to Renee's suggestion, and what is Renee's response?

(see the answer keys)

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