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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who lives directly across from Fagerolles's small but well appointed mansion?
(a) Pierre and Henriette.
(b) Naudet.
(c) Irma Bécot.
(d) Bongrand.

2. Again under the spell of Paris, what does Claude do?
(a) paints night and day on his new masterpiece.
(b) stays as far away from Jacques as possible.
(c) makes sketches and plans work that never gets started.
(d) talks a lot about his current work.

3. What is Claude's mistaken idea about Chaîne?
(a) that he is rich.
(b) that he is happy.
(c) that he is proud of his work.
(d) that he has not changed.

4. To stay close to Claude and fight her rival, the painting, what does Christine decide to do?
(a) be his nude model for the painting.
(b) clean his brushes and make great meals.
(c) discourage Claude by saying it is not good.
(d) take a knife to the painting.

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

6. What distresses Christine when Claude returns home from the Salon?
(a) his attempt to destroy his large unfinished canvas.
(b) his refusal to take her to the Salon.
(c) his strange and cold manner.
(d) his unusually happy manner.

7. What happens on the wedding night?
(a) It is like old times in the country.
(b) Jacques gets sick and Christine has to stay with him.
(c) Claude is unable to make love to Christine.
(d) Christine goes to bed alone and Claude sketches.

8. What is the site that arouses Claude's enthusiasm after failing again to be included in the Salon?
(a) the Ile de la Cité.
(b) Cathedral Notre Dame.
(c) the Eiffel Tower.
(d) ice on the Seine.

9. What do Sandoz and Bongrand have to say about Claude's early works of art?
(a) they agree that they led him in the wrong direction.
(b) they agree they were extraordinary pieces.
(c) they agree that they had only promise of greatness.
(d) they agree that they will go up in value.

10. When Christine awakes to find Claude gone, where does she find him?
(a) dressing to go out into the cold.
(b) lying in Jacques's small bed.
(c) sitting by the fire drinking wine.
(d) hanging from the ladder in front of his painting.

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

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

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

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

15. What does Sandoz think might be better for true artists?
(a) to live and die an unknown.
(b) to develop a following in England.
(c) to keep all their works until their death.
(d) to live in Italy instead of France.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Christine confront Claude about the nude woman in his painting?

2. Why are Sandoz and Claude depressed after visiting Dubuche in the country?

3. What does Claude seem to taunt Christine about from gossip he has heard?

4. Why does Mahoudeau's sculpture fall over?

5. For a while, how does Claude make a fairly good living?

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