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Muriel Barbery
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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. Who is Yoko?
(a) Kakuro's great-niece.
(b) Paloma's cousin's maid.
(c) Paloma's school friend.
(d) Kakuro's granddaughter.

2. Why does Renee wear a handkerchief to work?
(a) To hide her hair that needs cut.
(b) To hide her new hair style.
(c) To keep a man from the next building from bothering her.
(d) It matches her dress.

3. What makes Paloma wonder what else a person might ignore?
(a) When Renee pretends she hears no insults from a tenant.
(b) When the two people she observes in a fight both ignore their right hands.
(c) When Kakuro ignores someone who mutters something about Japanese.
(d) When Paloma's father ignores a terribly hungry person on the street.

4. Why does Paloma threaten to spread rumors about the therapist?
(a) To see if he is a good therapist.
(b) To get him to move.
(c) To provoke him into making Paloma leave.
(d) To see if he is able to read her well.

5. What is Renee careful about as she walks to Kakuro's apartment?
(a) That she let it known she is not on duty.
(b) Nothing.
(c) That she not be seen.
(d) That she play "dumb."

Short Answer Questions

1. What overwhelms Paloma?

2. What happens in Chapter 16?

3. About what is Manuela joyful?

4. How does Kakuro ask Renee to dinner?

5. What Manuela tell Renee to do to prepare for dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. With whom does Paloma have tea and how does she respond to the event?

2. What does Renee think of Kakuro's bathroom and what surprises her about it?

3. Why does Paloma displease a teacher at her school?

4. What does Kakuro send Renee and what does she do?

5. How does Renee obtain a dress for her date and what disturbs her about the dress?

6. What does Manuela tell Renee about Kakuro's apartment, and what is Renee's response?

7. What does Paloma find interesting about the new tenant as concerns her mother?

8. What do Renee and Manuela discuss concerning Renee's upcoming dinner date?

9. Why is Manuela happy about the new tenant?

10. How does Renee give herself away as far as her intelligence to the new tenant?

(see the answer keys)

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