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Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the party at Sandoz's house, what does Christine do when Claude orders her to return home?
(a) she follows Claude to the top of a tall building.
(b) she follows Claude to Irma's house.
(c) she follows Claude to where he stands on a bridge.
(d) she follows Claude to just outside the Beaux-Arts.

2. What purchases does Claude make to get started with his painting?
(a) large paper and new pencils to make his sketches.
(b) new paints and brushes.
(c) new lights and a heater for the studio.
(d) a large frame and seamless canvas.

3. Why do Sandoz and Claude not go into the Café Baudequin that night?
(a) they see Ganière in there alone.
(b) they see Ganière there with Irma.
(c) the place has gone out of business.
(d) they see Fagerolles and Naudet there.

4. Why is Christine under so much nervous tension after they get back to Paris?
(a) Claude seldom comes home.
(b) too many people come to visit.
(c) she thinks she might be pregnant again.
(d) the studio is small and Jacques is often in the way.

5. What is Mahoudeau's comment after the sculpture falls apart?
(a) God must be telling me something.
(b) I didn't like it anyway.
(c) this is what poverty gets you.
(d) there's plenty of time to start over.

6. Why has Dubuche been exiled to his father-in-law's home in the country?
(a) one of his designs became a laughing stock in Paris.
(b) the pressure of building houses caused him to have a breakdown.
(c) he was never successful and now cares for his wife and sickly children.
(d) it became clear that he really has no talent for architecture.

7. After finally getting Claude back in bed, what happens in Claude's head?
(a) he hears the laughter of the people in the Salon.
(b) he has a stroke and becomes paralyzed.
(c) he hears the woman in his painting calling him.
(d) he plots how to get rid of Christine.

8. How does Claude afford a larger studio to work on his masterpiece?
(a) by drawing from the capital of his inheritance.
(b) by selliing small nude paintings of Christine.
(c) by copying masterpieces of other artists.
(d) by painting murals for rich clients.

9. Who takes charge of the funeral and getting Christine to the hospital?
(a) Bongrand.
(b) Ganière.
(c) Sandoz.
(d) Fagerolles.

10. How does Christine confront Claude about the nude woman in his painting?
(a) she says that woman is really her and he should come to her.
(b) she says that woman is her rival for his affections.
(c) she says that woman is a trollop seducing him.
(d) she says that woman is a curse on him.

11. What are the Salon committee's reactions to Claude's Dead Child painting?
(a) shock or amusement.
(b) disgust or pity.
(c) positive or skeptical.
(d) excited or indifferent.

12. Why does Claude think his painting of the dead Jacques may be accepted by the Salon committee?
(a) this painting is more like the classics.
(b) he submits it under an assumed name.
(c) Fagerolles promises to get it accepted.
(d) Bongrand is now head of the committee.

13. What tragedy strikes the Lantier household one night?
(a) the studio catches on fire.
(b) Christine has a miscarriage.
(c) Claude falls from his scaffolding.
(d) Jacques dies alone in his bed.

14. How do Claude's friends react to his latest painting?
(a) they think it is too small for a work by Claude.
(b) they want him to offer it to Naudet.
(c) they look at it but do not comment.
(d) they hail it as a masterpiece.

15. What is the subject of Claude's snow scene?
(a) two children building a snowman.
(b) snow on the tops of Paris buildings.
(c) two ragged urchins eating stolen apples.
(d) a fine carriage drawn by two white horses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Christine afraid when she wakes to find Claude not in the bed with her?

2. Who lives directly across from Fagerolles's small but well appointed mansion?

3. To stay close to Claude and fight her rival, the painting, what does Christine decide to do?

4. Why does Claude do a smaller version of his large painting?

5. What idea does Sandoz have that he thinks might change things for Claude?

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