Two Friends

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This quiz covers the short story "Two Friends" by Guy De Maupassant.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What country are the two friends from?
    • A. 

      Prussia

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

  • 2. 
    What war is currently in process during the story?
    • A. 

      Anglo-Saxon War

    • B. 

      French-Prussian War

    • C. 

      World War II

  • 3. 
    Why do the two friends think they can go safely to their old fishing place?
    • A. 

      The river is far from the scene of battle

    • B. 

      The French Colonel will permit them to pass

    • C. 

      They are both members of the French militia

  • 4. 
    What is the meaning of "ardent"?
    • A. 

      Steadily flowing

    • B. 

      Calmly; quietly

    • C. 

      Intensely enthusiastic

  • 5. 
    The friends are able to enjoy their fishing expedition because they
    • A. 

      Pay attention to very little else

    • B. 

      Don't take the war seriously

    • C. 

      Think the Prussians will ignore them

  • 6. 
    Who would be considered the "antagonist" in this story?
    • A. 

      M. Sauvage

    • B. 

      Prussian Commander

    • C. 

      M. Morissot

  • 7. 
    Which question does the story leave unanswered?
    • A. 

      Were the friends honest with each other?

    • B. 

      Did either friend know the password?

    • C. 

      Were the friends loyal to the French Republic?

  • 8. 
    The fact that the Prussian Commander eats the fish that the two friends caught is considered
    • A. 

      Ironic

    • B. 

      Comparative

    • C. 

      Systematic

  • 9. 
    What does the term "jauntiness" mean?
    • A. 

      Unavoidably

    • B. 

      A sudden idea; impulse

    • C. 

      Liveliness

  • 10. 
    What act is shown by the two friends' actions at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      Cowardice

    • B. 

      Chivalry

    • C. 

      Incompetence