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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is the Dead Child painting finally approved for hanging in the Salon?
(a) it is approved by mistake.
(b) it is considered a real masterpiece at last.
(c) Fagerolles uses his "charity" vote.
(d) Bongrand demands it.

2. After the Salon, how does Claude behave?
(a) he happily shows himself in public.
(b) he puts on a façade of not caring.
(c) he refuses to see anyone.
(d) he throws himself back into his large painting.

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

4. What is "varnishing day"?
(a) the day they allow art critics to view the paintings.
(b) the day before the Salon opens.
(c) the day they redecorate the Salon.
(d) the day they frame the paintings.

5. Why is Christine afraid when she wakes to find Claude not in the bed with her?
(a) she thinks he might be leaving her.
(b) she thinks he is working too hard.
(c) she thinks he might be suicidal.
(d) she thinks he is destroying his paintings.

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

7. For a while, how does Claude make a fairly good living?
(a) painting flower still lifes for British tourists.
(b) doing sketches for a newspaper.
(c) copying the old masters.
(d) painting portraits of children.

8. How does Ganière drift away from the group of former art revolutionaries?
(a) by returning to the classics.
(b) by spending all his time at concerts.
(c) by marrying his old maid music teacher.
(d) by practicing the piano many hours a day.

9. How does Irma Bécot get her revenge on Claude?
(a) by seducing him in her new mansion.
(b) by spreading gossip about him.
(c) by seducing Christine.
(d) by buying his painting and burning it.

10. Why does Sandoz stay away from Claude for a time?
(a) he is grieving for his dead mother.
(b) his novels are not selling now.
(c) he is giving Claude the cold shoulder.
(d) he and Henriette are having problems.

11. Why does Claude do a smaller version of his large painting?
(a) to show Bongrand.
(b) to practice his new brush strokes.
(c) to check his colors.
(d) to submit to the Salon.

12. What painting is almost rejected before it is discovered to be one by a famous artist?
(a) a painting of a nude lady under a tree.
(b) a painting of blue poplars.
(c) a painting of people having a picnic outdoors.
(d) a painting of a nude man and a clothed woman.

13. What idea does Sandoz have that he thinks might change things for Claude?
(a) taking Claude on a trip to Italy.
(b) writing a novel about a painter like Claude.
(c) throwing a surprise party for Claude and Christine.
(d) having another Thursday evening dinner at his house.

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

15. Why are Sandoz and Claude depressed after visiting Dubuche in the country?
(a) he has become so important that he has no time for them.
(b) he has gone into politics in the provinces.
(c) he has become a snobbish art dealer.
(d) he has been reduced to a disrespected care giver.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Claude afford a larger studio to work on his masterpiece?

2. What happens on the wedding night?

3. What does Sandoz tray to talk Claude out of doing?

4. What does Sandoz point out to Claude?

5. Why do Sandoz and Claude not go into the Café Baudequin that night?

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