Preface through Chapter 5
1. Which Italian city was Somerset Maugham staying in when he was inspired to write The Painted Veil?
2. Why did Maugham decide to change the last name of his main character in the novel?
(a) Several people with that name brought an action against Maugham.
(b) The name was misprinted in the first edition and he decided to leave it with the new spelling.
(c) A close friend asked him to change it.
(d) He found over time he disliked the original name and it didn't fit the character.
3. What is the first thing to startle Kitty in the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Someone tries to open the door to the room she is in.
(b) A breeze through the open window gives her a shudder.
(c) She heard a commotion outside.
(d) She hears someone calling for her.
4. After being startled in Chapter 1, what item does Charlie give Kitty?
(a) Her bag.
(b) A shoe horn.
(c) His hankerchief.
(d) A flower.
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