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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. Who is especially concerned regarding the low amount of rainfall?
(a) The real estate developers.
(b) The farmers.
(c) The professional swimmers.
(d) The artists.

2. In the chapter A Pastis Lesson, it is explained that the ________________ is pastis, a yellow/gray anise-flavored liqueur.
(a) "Food of Provence."
(b) "Milk of Provence."
(c) "Alcohol of Provence."
(d) "Drink of Provence."

3. After the ___________ hour is over, the Mayles make their way to the stadium.
(a) Dinner.
(b) Breakfast.
(c) Lunch.
(d) Break.

4. One blond woman is dressed in _________________ and her miniature white poodle is tethered to a white lead.
(a) White jeans and white heels.
(b) White sweat pants and white sneakers.
(c) Black jeans and a white shirt.
(d) White shorts and white cowboy boots.

5. Although the wise men in the village had promised rain by ____________, conditions remain dry and parched.
(a) September.
(b) October.
(c) July.
(d) August.

Short Answer Questions

1. The real estate deals in the Lubéron are often examples of worlds ______________.

2. There are a limited amount of properties, which ________________ the competitiveness among the agents.

3. Normal life begins in ________________ when the traffic is sparse and there are no crowds and there is never a problem to get a table at a restaurant.

4. After enduring another mild winter, dry conditions lead to a big fire that destroys six ____________________ acres near Marseille the following summer.

5. Régis is a large man and is dressed casually in what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does this market show cultural differences between the French and other cultures?

2. Why does the author say that the dogs and owners resemble each other? Do you agree?

3. What is pastis? Why is there a chapter about it?

4. How does the chapter end? What does this reveal about those involved in dog shows?

5. What is one of the possible consequences of drought in the region? How does this lead to more problems?

6. Describe Regis. What are you thoughts about this individual?

7. What is another consequence of the drought. How might this affect the revenue of the region?

8. How does the town of Orange feel about Pavarotti's arrival? Why do they feel this way?

9. How is Mrs. Mayle's weakness for dogs taken advantage of here? How does the author seem to feel about her weakness? How do you know this?

10. Why do the Mayles skip the morning dog show trials? Do you find this part of the dog show unusual or odd? Why or why not?

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