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The Necklace

The Necklace

by Guy de Maupassant

The Necklace: Where the Better Half Meets the Other Half Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Necklace? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is missing when Mathilde returns home from the ball?


Her husband
The necklace
The money in her coat pocket
The magic in her marriage. They haven’t even performed a simple card trick together in ages.
Q. What costs 36,000 francs?


The divorce lawyer
The briefcase with 35,980 francs in it. It’s a pretty crappy briefcase.
The replacement necklace
The private detective
Q. For how long are the Loisels in poverty?


Five years
Ten years
Eighteen years
Only a few weeks, but you wouldn’t think it seeing the way they continue to dress
Q. What do the Loisels eventually do?


They commit suicide
They declare bankruptcy
They pay off all of their debts
They apply for welfare, for which they are declined. Mathilde probably should have sold that mink first.
Q. How much was Mme. Forestier’s necklace worth?


500 francs
5,000 francs
50,000 francs
You can’t put a price on the sentimental value. She was wearing that necklace when she got her first hickey.
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