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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Claude seem to taunt Christine about from gossip he has heard?
(a) that a man was coming to the studio when Claude was away.
(b) that Mme. Vandaze died and left fortunes to her servants.
(c) that God cursed her with an unnatural child.
(d) that she was too stupid to find a job.

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

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

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

5. When he submits the snow scene to the Beaux-Arts Salon, what happens?
(a) it is highly praised.
(b) it is disqualified because of its size.
(c) it is damaged and returned to him.
(d) it is rejected.

6. Which friends of Claude's show up at the funeral?
(a) no one.
(b) fifty relatives from Plassans.
(c) only Sandoz and Bongrand.
(d) all his old friends.

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

8. 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.

9. What is the irony of Sandoz's new house?
(a) it is large and ostentacious.
(b) it is in the same area as Irma's and Fagerolles's houses.
(c) it is an eclectic and old fashioned abode for a very modern writer.
(d) it has become a shrine to his late mother.

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

11. What is it that Claude does not know while he waits to see if the Dead Child will be included in the Salon?
(a) how Bongand exerted his influence on the committee.
(b) what Fagerolles does to get it included.
(c) how the new committe has changed its ideas.
(d) how popular he has suddenly become.

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

13. What breaks the solemn reverie of Sandoz and Bongrand at the cemetery?
(a) a parade passing by.
(b) the sound of a passing train.
(c) a sudden rainstorm.
(d) the lamenting of a funeral nearby.

14. 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 a trollop seducing him.
(c) she says that woman is her rival for his affections.
(d) she says that woman is a curse on him.

15. What does Sandoz tray to talk Claude out of doing?
(a) sending any more paintings to the Salon.
(b) working too many long hours.
(c) giving no time to Jacques.
(d) placing a nude woman in his painting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What purchases does Claude make to get started with his painting?

2. After finally getting Claude back in bed, what happens in Claude's head?

3. After the Salon, how does Claude behave?

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

5. When Sandoz comes to take Claude away from the studio, who do they find as a barker at a carnival?

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