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THE NECKLACE

GRADE 10 QUIZ
QUESTION #1.
• 1. Guy de Maupassant describes his main
character for several paragraphs but does not
identify her by name until later in the short story.
Instead, he repeatedly refers to the woman as
“she.” His initial depiction of the woman identifies
her as __________.
a. happy b. dissatisfied
c. content d. religious
QUESTION #2.

2. The main character is


portrayed as ________ and
__________.
a. pretty, charming b. sad,
homely c. simple, polite d.
unattractive, obnoxious
QUESTION #3.
3. de Maupassant describes French society of the
time: “… women have no family rank or social class.
With them, beauty, grace and charm take the place
of birth and breeding. Their natural poise, their
instinctive good taste, and their mental cleverness
are the sole guiding principles which make daughters
of the common people the equals of ladies of high
society. … as if by accident or fate, [she was] born
into a family of _________.”
a. farmers b. ministers
c. clerks d. teachers
QUESTION #4.
4. The worldview described in the
above quotation is _________ in
nature.
a. patriarchal b. matriarchal
c. equilateral d. monarchial
QUESTION #5.
• 5. Mathilde Loisel “grieves” over the condition of
her apartment: the walls, the chairs, the draperies,
etc. She even has distain for her ________,
• a. butcher b. doorman c.
housekeeper d. seamstress
QUESTION #6.
• 6. She dreams of ___________.
• a. Oriental tapestries b. bronze floor lamps
c. handsome butlers d. all of these
QUESTION #7.
• 7. The fashionable dinner parties in Mathilde’s
mind “of delicious dishes served on wonderful
china … rosy flesh of trout and wings of grouse” are
a sharp contrast to the _______ she serves her
husband at supper.
• a. stew b. sandwiches
c. cereal d. salad
QUESTION #8.
• 8. Mathilde has “a well-to-do friend, a classmate
of convent-school days,” but she rarely visits her
friend because afterward Mathilde feels
_________.
• a. exhausted b. depressed c.
disrespected d. uncertain
QUESTION #9.
• 9. Mathilde’s husband is excited when he comes
home with an invitation to “an evening reception at
the Ministerial Mansion.” He is certain his wife will
be just as thrilled. However, much to his surprise,
“she scornfully tossed the invitation on the table,
murmuring, ‘What good is that to me?’ ” Mathilde
is irritated and impatient because she does not
have _________.
• a. an evening dress b. a stylish bonnet c.
dancing shoes d. horses and a coach
QUESTION #10.
10. Selflessly, her husband offers her 400
francs, the amount of money he has
saved to buy a new ________.
a. tool chest b. hunting rifle
c. pool table d. easel and paint set
QUESTION #11.
• 11. Mathilde says she needs to “have a jewel or
gem” to wear to the reception or she will “look like
a pauper.” Her husband suggests wearing
________, but she replies that will merely draw
attention to their poverty, and “There’s nothing
more humiliating than to look poor among a lot of
rich women.”
• a. a faux fur b. flowers c.
bracelets d. bow shaped hair pins
QUESTION #12.
• 12. Mathilde likes her husband’s next suggestion,
to borrow a piece of jewelry from her wealthy
friend. Mme. Forestier is happy to lend her friend
something fancy to wear. At first Mathilde cannot
decide which piece to choose, but soon after finds
a perfect ________ necklace “in a black satin box.”
• a. opal b. pearl
c. diamond d. heart
QUESTION #13.
• 13. At the party Mathilde has a ________ time.
• a. boring b. sad c.
terrible d. wonderful
QUESTION #14.
• 14. From midnight to 4 am her husband ________.
• a. drinks b. flirts c.
dozes d. talks to other guests
QUESTION #15.
• 15. When it is finally time to go home, Mathilde
runs “rapidly down the stairs.” Her husband calls
for her to slow down, but Mathilde dashes quickly
into the street because she does not want the
wealthy women to see her _________.
• a. shabby wrap b. worn out shoes c. old
horse cart d. husband’s overcoat
QUESTION #16.
• 16. Upon their arrival home, Mathilde discovers she
has lost the borrowed necklace. They look
everywhere they can think of, but cannot find it.
Her husband retraces their steps, but cannot locate
the lost necklace. They think Mathilde probably
lost it in the ________.
• a. dining room b. dance hall
c. carriage d. street
QUESTION #17.
• 17. The husband goes to “the police station, to the
newspapers to post a reward, to the cab
companies, everywhere the slightest hope drove
him.” After a week, Mathilde writes a letter to her
friend saying she are having the necklace
_________, and she will return it shortly.
• a. appraised b. repaired c.
restrung d. professionally cleaned
QUESTION #18.
• 18. The couple is horrified because they do not
know what to do; the replacement necklace costs
___ francs.
• a. 1,000 b. 15,000 c.
36,000 d. 120,000
QUESTION #19.
• 19. Mathilde returns the replacement necklace,
and luckily, her friend does not notice the
substitution; she does not even open the box.
However, Mme. Forestier greets Mathilde “frostily,”
saying ______________.
• a. Mathilde should have visited more often
b. she might have needed the necklace sooner
• c. the weather is too cold to stay and chat
d. friends should not borrow personal items
QUESTION #20.
• 20. The husband uses his inheritance money to
buy the replacement necklace. He also takes out
several loans that he is not even sure he will be
able to repay. Additionally, the husband works
evening and night jobs. Mathilde also helps repay
the loans by __________.
• a. firing the maid b. doing housework c.
renting a smaller apartment d. all of these
QUESTION #21.
• 21. There is a drastic change in Mathilde’s attitude.
Working, “she played her part with sudden
heroism.” Her outlook at the beginning of the story
is a ___________ to how she acts after she realizes
she must help repay the debts.
• a. comparison b. contrast c.
flashback d. foreshadow
QUESTION #22.
• 22. After _______ years the loans are finally
repaid.
• a. five b. ten c.
twenty d. thirty
QUESTION #23.
• 23. When Mathilde meets her old friend by chance
several years later, Mme. Forestier does not
recognize her Mathilde because the years of hard
work have not been kind to her. Mathilde tells her
old friend the truth about the necklace with “a
proud and simple joy.” Mme. Forestier is
astounded that Mathilde replaced the lost necklace
with an identical one because the borrowed
necklace was made of _______.
• a. lead b. tin c.
paste d. glass
QUESTION #24.
• 24. The surprise ending is an example of
_________.
• a. irony b. foreshadowing c. satire
d. metaphor
QUESTION #25.
• 25. The original necklace is ________.
• a. found years later b. stolen property c. never
found d. returned to the jeweler
QUESTION #22.

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