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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is van Stolk?
(a) A man who paid off van den Meer's debts.
(b) A kindly neighbor who often stops over for dinner.
(c) Another apprentice of the Master's.
(d) A man both Clara and Iris have big crushes on.
2. As the ball approaches and Clara becomes increasingly reclusive, what does Iris accuse her of becoming like?
(a) A priest.
(b) A nun.
(c) A domesticated animal.
(d) A house servant.
3. Why does Margarethe feel that Philippe de Marisllac will be interested in Iris?
(a) Because they share a love of painting.
(b) Because she has recently become very wealthy.
(c) Because she will be made beautiful for one night.
(d) Because she is dumb and ugly, so she won't be a threat to him.
4. What does the title of Chapter 4, "The Gallery of God's Mistakes," refer to?
(a) The cruel name Margarethe has to refer to both of her children.
(b) The nickname for the town's church.
(c) The mess of a household that is now the Van den Meers.
(d) A secret gallery of paintings Schoonmaker has.
5. In Chapter 4, what ailment does Margarethe claim to have gotten while visiting the Master and seeing his horrible paintings?
(a) A curse which only lets her have bad dreams.
(b) A heart murmur.
(c) A problem with her hearing.
(d) Some kind of eye infection.
6. What profession did Iris end up going into?
7. What advice does the narrator wish had been given to Clara?
(a) That the young should be careful.
(b) That she shouldn't be so shy about her face.
(c) That beauty eventually fades.
(d) That things usually work out for the best.
8. As they prepare for the ball, what does Margarethe demand Iris fill the house with?
(a) Beautiful dresses for them to try to choose from.
(b) The smell of incense.
(c) The finest perfumes available in town.
(d) Tulips in vases.
9. What kind of life does Ruth claim Iris led?
(a) A sad life.
(b) A short life.
(c) A rich life.
(d) A regretful life.
10. What does Philippe end up dying from?
(b) A heart attack.
(d) Accidental poisoning.
11. What does Iris wonder about the night her family fled without their father?
(a) If he organized the mob.
(b) If he was really dead before they left.
(c) If he staged the event to try to murder Margarethe.
(d) If he was warned in advance.
12. How does Cornelius react to his grandchildren?
(a) He doesn't react -- he completely ignores them.
(b) With suspicion.
(c) With love.
(d) With displeasure.
13. As the ball approaches, what part of the van den Meer house does Clara often refuse to leave?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The tulip shed in the backyard.
(c) Her father's bedside.
(d) Her bedroom.
14. In the Epilogue, Ruth claims that Iris was better at doing what than painting?
15. After she moves away, how often does Clara ask about Margarethe?
(a) Maybe once or twice a year, but not very often.
(b) All the time.
(c) Only once.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Margarethe, Ruth, and Iris plan on getting dresses for the ball?
2. What family scene does Ruth think would have made a good painting?
3. Who does Iris and Ruth's hair for the ball?
4. How is Marie de Medici described physically?
5. What happens to Margarethe after the ball?
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