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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Charles' mother criticizes Emma for
A. not loving her son
_____ 2. When Emma first meets Leon, he's working as
A. an assistant in a law office
_____ 3. On the trip home from La Vaubyessard, Charles finds
A. a new riding whip
_____ 4. The Bovarys move from Tostes to Yonville because
A. Charles' mother lives in Yonville
_____ 5. Leon seduces Emma in
A. the back of a carriage
_____ 6. Emma's bridal bouquet becomes a symbol of
A. her middle-class involvement
_____ 7. Emma encourages Charles to perform the clubfoot operation because she
A. feels sorry for Hippolyte
_____ 8. As a cure for her depression, Father Bournisien advises Emma to
A. drink a cup of tea
_____ 9. At the agricultural show, Catherine Leroux receives an award for
A. the general excellence of her crops
_____ 10. At the opera in Rouen, Emma
A. imagines that the lead singer is falling in love with her
11. Discuss the theme of blindness.
12. Discuss Flaubert's use of symbolism.
13. What is Flaubert's attitude toward the middle class?
14. Analyze Charles Bovary's character; give both negative and positive aspects.