The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant Quiz

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Have you ever read the short story 'The Necklace' written by Guy De Maupassant? If so, why don't you play this quiz and refresh your memories regarding this amazing story? The Necklace is an 1888 short story that has since been adapted to film and television on multiple occasions due to its status as a hallmark of de Maupassant's style and popularity amongst literature fans. What do you remember about this short story? Let's find it out with the following quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is most likely the reason that the main character isn't satisfied with her life?
    • A. 

      Her husband is always working

    • B. 

      Everyone uses her strictly for money

    • C. 

      Her mother died at a really young age

    • D. 

      She feels as if every luxury in the world should be hers

  • 2. 
    The main character recieves a(n) _______ in the mail
    • A. 

      Invitation

    • B. 

      Letter from her father

    • C. 

      Box containing a diamond necklace

    • D. 

      Envelope containing 400 francs

  • 3. 
    The necklace that is worn by the main character in the story is an example of...
    • A. 

      Characterization

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What happened to the main character at the ball?
    • A. 

      She is shunned

    • B. 

      Everyone loved her

    • C. 

      Nobody noticed her

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What happened to the original necklace?
    • A. 

      The main character lost the necklace

    • B. 

      The main character decided to keep it

    • C. 

      It was broken

    • D. 

      The gem fell out of the necklace

  • 6. 
    How much did the main character pay for the new necklace?
    • A. 

      500 Francs

    • B. 

      2 Francs

    • C. 

      34,000 Francs

    • D. 

      36,000 Francs

  • 7. 
    How long was the main character and her husband in debt?
    • A. 

      2 months

    • B. 

      5 years

    • C. 

      About 10 years

    • D. 

      50+ years

  • 8. 
    Who said "It was worth 500 francs at the most."?
    • A. 

      Madame Forestier

    • B. 

      The first jeweler

    • C. 

      The second jeweler

    • D. 

      Madame Mathtilde

  • 9. 
    What type of irony does the conclusion show?
    • A. 

      Dramatic Irony

    • B. 

      Situational Irony

    • C. 

      Verbal Irony

    • D. 

      No irony at all

  • 10. 
    What is the main character's name?
    • A. 

      Madame Mathilde

    • B. 

      Madame Virginia

    • C. 

      Madame Froestier

    • D. 

      Madame Elizabeth

  • 11. 
    When was this story originally published?
    • A. 

      17 February 1884

    • B. 

      17 February 1888

    • C. 

      17 February 1889

    • D. 

      17 February 1890

  • 12. 
    In which city the story takes place?
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      France

  • 13. 
    What was its original title?
    • A. 

      La Paruree

    • B. 

      Pa Larure

    • C. 

      La Paruren

    • D. 

      La Parure

  • 14. 
    Who is the antagonist in the story?
    • A. 

      Madame Forestier

    • B. 

      Monsieur 

    • C. 

      Mathilde herself

    • D. 

      The writer

  • 15. 
    Monsieur Loisel works for the Ministry of ___.
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Welfare

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Foreign affairs

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