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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Claude meets Dubuche on his way to the Margaillan house, why does he invite Dubuche for a visit?
(a) to let him see that Christine is pregnant.
(b) to hear what everyone is doing in Paris.
(c) to persuade him to return to the Open Air school.
(d) to make fun of his ostentation.

2. What do Sandoz and Dubuche see in Claude's studio that captures their attention?
(a) left over croissants from his breakfast.
(b) Claude's sketches of Christine.
(c) small paintings of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
(d) a letter from the Salon committee.

3. What does Bongrand do before Claude sees his work hanging in the Salon des Refusés?
(a) he laughs in Claude's face.
(b) he gives Claude high praise.
(c) he withdraws his own painting.
(d) he takes Claude to tea.

4. What two agonies does Sandoz mention that Claude is all too familiar with?
(a) criticism and doubt.
(b) torment and dispair.
(c) time and money.
(d) fame and poverty.

5. Where does Claude go for a cheap lunch?
(a) a hotdog stand.
(b) the Fruit and Vegetable Shop.
(c) Pierre's house.
(d) a third rate wine-shop.

6. Why does Claude go into one of his rages after Christine leaves?
(a) because he had not taken advantage of her.
(b) because he lost the early morning light to paint by.
(c) because of the effect she had on him.
(d) because he cannot find anything she had put away.

7. Why do they return late to Paris?
(a) they make love and forget the time.
(b) they miss their train and have to wait for the next one.
(c) they decide to stay over for the night.
(d) they get lost in the woods and miss their train.

8. What is Bongrand's lament about art dealers?
(a) that art has become important to the rich.
(b) that art is fought over by bank notes.
(c) that artists have no chance to improve.
(d) that artists get no credit for their work.

9. How does Claude think Irma has changed?
(a) from a common guttersnipe into a "courtesan by Titian."
(b) from an innocent girl into a weathered hag.
(c) from a possible model into a fat disaster.
(d) from a trollop into a lady.

10. What is Claude thinking about as he walks home late at night?
(a) his unfinished canvas in his studio.
(b) a woman he met walking in the rain.
(c) how he is going to pay his rent.
(d) his friends he hasn't seen lately.

11. Where does Claude find Ganière after the dinner at Pierre's house?
(a) sitting alone on a park bench.
(b) at their old table in the Café Baudequin.
(c) sleeping under a bridge across the Seine.
(d) walking the street in front of Irma's house.

12. Why does Claude take the young woman to his studio?
(a) he wants her to sleep with him.
(b) he wants to use her as a madel.
(c) he feels he cannot leave her outside in the storm.
(d) he expects to hire her as a maid.

13. What do Claude's friends in Paris think is the ideal life for an artist?
(a) to walk the busy streets of Paris.
(b) to paint in the country but live in the city.
(c) to take up farming and give up painting.
(d) to live in the country and pile up masterpieces.

14. How has Claude's past prepared him for living in the country?
(a) he remembers the fresh air of the country.
(b) he knows how easy it is to hide in the country.
(c) he is just a country boy at heart.
(d) he returns to the nature walks he once had with Sandoz.

15. After renewing his association with Sandoz, what is Claude incessantly talking about?
(a) how Mahoudeau and Chaîne killed off Jabouille.
(b) people in Paris Christine has never known.
(c) going to study in Italy.
(d) the École des Beaux-Arts.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ready to leave, what does the young woman do?

2. Because it is Thursday, what event will take place in the evening?

3. How does love win out over practicality?

4. What happens when the young woman wakes up?

5. Realizing the people are laughing at his painting, what is Claude's reaction?

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