The Necklace" Quiz

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What is Mathilde's main reason for refusing to attend the ball?

She has nothing to wear

What is the twist ending known for in 'The Necklace'?

The ironic ending

How does Mathilde's husband obtain the money to buy her a dress for the ball?

He had been saving to go hunting with his friends

What does Mathilde borrow from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier?

A diamond necklace

What is Mathilde's initial reaction when her husband suggests she wear fresh flowers?

She spurns the idea

Study Notes

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

  • Mathilde Loisel's main reason for refusing to attend the ball is because she has no suitable dress to wear.
  • The twist ending of the story is that the necklace Mathilde borrowed from Madame Forestier was not actually diamonds, but rather paste, worth very little.
  • Mathilde's husband, Monsieur Loisel, obtains the money to buy her a dress for the ball by using the money he had been saving for a rifle.
  • Mathilde borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier, to wear to the ball.
  • Mathilde's initial reaction when her husband suggests she wear fresh flowers is that she finds the idea ridiculous and not suitable for a fashionable woman like herself.

Test your knowledge of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant with this quiz. Explore the plot, characters, and themes of this classic short story, including its famous twist ending.

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