Madame Bovary Overview Quiz

Madame Bovary is one of the most infamous characters in literature. Be sure you recall the details of her often turbulent life and ultimate demise by taking the eNotes quiz over Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece.

  1. Why does Emma's father agree to let Charles marry her?

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  2. When does Rodolphe Boulanger lose interest in Emma?

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  3. How does Charles meet Emma?

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  4. What event makes Emma long for a life of luxury and realize how dull her life is?

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  5. How is young Charles treated at school?

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  6. Why does Héloïse forbid Charles from returning to the farm?

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  7. Why does Emma lose interest in her pregnancy?

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  8. Why does Charles become a doctor?

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  9. What medical innovation of Charles's does Emma hope will make them rich and famous?

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  10. Why hold Emma back from declaring her love for Léon Dupuis?

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