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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Christine begin to resent Jacques?
(a) being irritated with his demands.
(b) wishing he would go away.
(c) blaming him for the loss of her virgin body.
(d) hating to part with the extra money for his upkeep.

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

3. How does Christine began to feel about her relationship with Claude?
(a) that she has grown tired and ugly.
(b) that she knows how to get him back.
(c) that she made a mistake falling in love with Claude.
(d) that she is playing second fiddle to a painting.

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

5. When they find her, where is Christine?
(a) headed for the train station.
(b) posing nude for Claude's painting.
(c) holding Claude's head in her lap.
(d) lying half dead on the floor.

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

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

8. Why does Claude at first not find his painting of the Dead Child?
(a) it is hung very high over large canvases.
(b) it is hung near the exit in dim light.
(c) it is hung in a small room where almost no one goes.
(d) it is hung in a hallway.

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

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

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

12. 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) Fagerolles promises to get it accepted.
(c) Bongrand is now head of the committee.
(d) this painting is more like the classics.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which friends of Claude's show up at the funeral?

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

3. Who generally shows up on varnishing day?

4. When Christine opens the door of the bedroom, what is Claude doing?

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

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