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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How many letters does the younger brother write to his sister during the period after high school?
(b) Twenty or more.
2. What is the relationship between the younger brother and the narrator after high school?
(a) They become neighbors in Saigon.
(b) They move to France to live together.
(c) They live far apart but visit often.
(d) They are separated for the rest of their lives.
3. Who controlled when and where the lover and the narrator would meet?
(a) The mother.
(b) The narrator.
(c) The lover.
(d) The older brother.
4. What does the narrator tell the lover are inseparable?
(a) His love and her desire.
(b) His money and her desire.
(c) The narrator and the lover.
(d) Hélène Lagonelle and the narrator.
5. What is the momentous turning point in the life of the narrator?
(a) Her return to Paris.
(b) The death of the mother.
(c) The meeting and affair with the lover.
(d) Her graduation from school.
6. In segment 13, what is the status of the relationship?
(a) It is finished.
(b) It is highly secretive.
(c) It is widely known but not acknowledged.
(d) It is widely known and accepted.
7. Because of her involvement in the relationship with the lover, how do people in the colony react toward the narrator?
(a) They question her about it.
(b) They mock her.
(c) They avoid her.
(d) She becomes more popular.
8. What type of people were attracted to the houses the narrator describes in segment 14?
(b) Note-worthy people.
(c) Young people.
9. In what year does the narrator finish high school?
10. When does the narrator see imperfection in the lover?
(a) When he explains how his father amassed his wealth.
(b) When he becomes acquainted with the family.
(c) When he turns down the sexual advances of the narrator.
(d) When he refuses to pay a restaurant bill.
11. What two new characters do we meet in segment 14?
(a) Marie-Claude Carpenter and Betty Fernandez.
(b) Harriet Lagonelle and Marie-Claude Carpenter.
(c) Betty Carpenter and Marie-Claude Fernandez.
(d) Betty Fernandez and Hélène Lagonelle.
12. The mother took seasonal trips to France. Why wasn't the narrator invited?
(a) Because she wasn't old enough.
(b) Because she had to go to school.
(c) Because of her behavior.
(d) Because the mother liked to travel alone.
13. According to the mother, what has the daughter done to her own life?
(a) She has just started it.
(b) She has ended it.
(c) She has ruined it.
(d) She has made it better.
14. Why can't the narrator turn to her family for support in her isolation?
(a) They want to be friends with the lover.
(b) They are unsympathetic.
(c) They are not aware of the relationship.
(d) They have kicked her out of the house.
15. Who often weeps?
(a) Hélène Lagonelle.
(b) The lover's father.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The lover.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which word best describes the older brother?
2. During conversation, the lover tells the narrator he knows someone that she knows. Who is it?
3. Who does the narrator believe never knew the pleasure of sex?
4. What does the lover have difficulty doing?
5. In segment 14, what does the narrator begin to flaunt while she is still in school?
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