A Respectable Woman

Kate Chopin

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What is Mrs. Baroda's impression of Gouvernail after meeting him for the first time?
She does not like him because he's tall, slim, and cynical.
She does not like him because he's unsociable.
She likes him for some reason she can't explain.
She likes him because he's talkative and charming.
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Which best describes Gouvernail's approach with Mrs. Baroda?
Gouvernail goes out of his way to impress her.
Gouvernail is polite but makes no effort to connect with her.
Gouvernail teases her, but only because he likes her.
Gouvernail behaves rudely toward her to impress Gaston.
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Which best describes Gouvernail's personality?
Governail is a youthful and ambitious artist.
Gouvernail suffered a painful loss and is trying to pick up the pieces.
Gouvernail thinks that money is the solution to all of life's problems.
Governail enjoys nature and the simple things in life.
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following lines?

"The air that swept across the sugar field caressed him with its warm and scented velvety touch."
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Hyperbole
Personification
Understatement
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Which best describes Gaston's reaction to Mrs. Baroda's concerns about Governail?
He listens empathetically and helps her feel better.
He challenges Governail to a duel.
He laughs at her and discounts her feelings.
He becomes angry and viciously lashes out at her.
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What does the reader learn about Mrs. Baroda when Governail opens up to her?
She is afraid of Governail.
She is related to Governail.
She is attracted to Governail.
She and Governail have a secret past.
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Which is the correct order of events?
Governail visits the plantation; Mrs. Baroda goes to her aunt's; Mrs. Baroda invites her aunt to the plantation
Mrs. Baroda tells Gaston how she feels; Mrs. Baroda goes to her aunt's; Mrs. Baroda suggests that Governail should visit
Mrs. Baroda goes to her aunt's; Mrs. Baroda tells Gaston how she feels; Governail visits the plantation
Mrs. Baroda suggests that Governail should visit; Governail visits the plantation; Mrs. Baroda goes to her aunt's
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Why Mrs. Baroda goes to her Aunt Octavie's?
Mrs. Baroda is afraid of her feelings.
Mrs. Baroda finds Governail irritating
Mrs. Baroda does not like how Gaston acts around Governail.
Aunt Octavie is sick.
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Which statement is FALSE?
Governail seems to be unaware of Mrs. Baroda's feelings.
Mrs. Baroda becomes frustrated by her feelings for Governail.
Gaston suspects that his wife has feelings for Governail.
Gaston and Governail have been friends for a long time.
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Based on how the story concludes, which would be most likely to occur next if the story were to continue?
Governail would visit the plantation and Mrs. Baroda would ignore him.
Governail would visit the plantation and Mrs. Baroda would make a move on him.
Governail would decline the invitation and Gaston would challenge him to a duel.
Governail would accept the invitation and Mrs. Baroda would go to her aunt's house.
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By Kate Chopin

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