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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Although frequently inspired by what he sees in the country, how does Claude react?
(a) he complains that he has no canvases.
(b) he lost his confidence after the Salon.
(c) he procrastinates, although Christine urges him to paint.
(d) he starts paintings but never finishes them.

2. When was the beginnings of the Bohemian lifestyle of Claude and Pierre?
(a) when they moved to Paris.
(b) after they met Delacroix.
(c) after they were rejected by the École des Beaux-Arts.
(d) during their school days.

3. How do the young men of the Open Air movement see themselves?
(a) as lost in a wasteland.
(b) as conquerors of Paris.
(c) as successful artists.
(d) as misunderstood prophets.

4. Why does Sandoz not visit Claude and Christine in the country after August?
(a) he is tired of making the trip.
(b) he is about to publish his first novel.
(c) his mother becomes gravely ill.
(d) he is getting married.

5. What does Bongrand say is better than being at the top?
(a) the slide down the mountain.
(b) the journey to the top.
(c) being at the beginning.
(d) being in the middle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Claude go to find Dubuche, the aspiring architect?

2. What does she notice about Claude's Open Air painting?

3. What style of art is preferred by the École des Beaux-Arts?

4. Back in Paris, Claude returns to walking the streets and leaves what up to Christine?

5. Where does Irma say Fagerolles and Jory grew out of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the scene in the the Café Baudequin that adds to the image of defeat for the open air school of thought?

2. How does the behavior of Dubuche foreshadow the deterioration of the Open Air group of young Bohemian artists?

3. What is it that frightens Christine about Claude?

4. Discuss Claude's conversations with Christine that show he is more and more dissatisfied.

5. Describe Claude's continuing struggle to be accepted by the art circles in Paris.

6. How does Sandoz know that there is trouble brewing as the group of friends go out after the Salon?

7. How does the atmosphere of the country begin to change for Claude and Christine?

8. How do Christine and Claude react differently to tragedy?

9. What is the physical evidence that Dubuche has already deserted to the enemy?

10. How does Zola show the domestic side of Christine?

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