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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pierre-Marie believe about Esperanza's story?
(a) He thinks it is all a lie.
(b) He thinks it is a sad story.
(c) He thinks it is a tall tale.
(d) He thinks that Mathilde is telling it wrong.

2. Why was Benjamin angry with Eskimo when Eskimo returned to war?
(a) He heard that Eskimo had sex with Elodie more than once.
(b) He was angry because Eskimo did not make Elodie pregnant.
(c) He wasn't prepared to handle what he had proposed.
(d) He found out that Eskimo had hurt Elodie.

3. Who does Six-Soux send his letter to?
(a) A business associate.
(b) A friend.
(c) His wife.
(d) A lover.

4. What season is it as this novel opens?
(a) Spring.
(b) Fall.
(c) Winter.
(d) Summer.

5. What did Mathilde learn from Valentia about Ange's death?
(a) That he made it to Paris and there he died.
(b) That it was somewhere near the Somme.
(c) That he was not dead.
(d) That it could not be confirmed at this point.

6. What does Mathilde do after she reads all of the letters?
(a) Searches out Captain Favourier.
(b) Puts them in a very safe location.
(c) Shares the letters with her relatives.
(d) Writes down her conversation with Esperanza.

7. What was Bastoche's job before he joined the army?
(a) Carpenter.
(b) Welder.
(c) Labor organizer.
(d) Pimp.

8. What is Louis Teyssier to Eskimo?
(a) A business associate.
(b) A friend.
(c) A relative.
(d) A lover.

9. Which of the following is one of the things Mathilde was told in the letter she received from Passavant?
(a) She would like to meet with with Mathilde immediately.
(b) She no longer loves Eskimo and doesn't want to talk about him.
(c) Eskimo told her he planned on shooting himself in the hand.
(d) A woman told her that Eskimo was thrown over the trench.

10. What month is it as this chapter opens?
(a) November.
(b) January.
(c) July.
(d) March.

11. Why is Mathilde unable to walk?
(a) She was born unable to walk.
(b) A shell from the war hurt her.
(c) She was painting and the easel fell on her.
(d) She fell off of a ladder when she was little.

12. What did Esperanza allow the condemned men do as they ate?
(a) Escape from the trench and other soldiers.
(b) Write a final letter to whomever they wished.
(c) Use the telephone to call whomever they wished.
(d) Write out their last will and testimate.

13. Why did Mr. Leprince write to Mathilde?
(a) He was Manech's commanding officer.
(b) He was responding to her newspaper ad.
(c) He knew where Manech was hiding.
(d) He wanted to talk to her about Esperanza.

14. Which of the following was not one of the items Manech had requested from the cook?
(a) Honey.
(b) Bread.
(c) Coffee
(d) Hot chocolate.

15. What couldn't Esperanza believe the French would do to their own soldiers?
(a) Throw them over the top of a trench to be killed.
(b) Refuse to follow direct orders.
(c) Order them to kill their commrades.
(d) Allow them to be killed by firing squad.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men are being led to their deaths at the beginning of this novel?

2. What was Pierre-Marie's opinion of the events that Esperanza said happened at the trench Bingo after he completed his research?

3. Who does Mathilde go to visit in October of 1919?

4. What decision does Therese make that she believes Six-Soux would approve of?

5. What is Bastoche's nickname?

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