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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the daughter born to Ralph and Emilia?
(a) Adriana.
(b) Celeste.
(c) Francesca.
(d) Marie.

2. What is Ralph's last name?
(a) Truitt.
(b) Trudeau.
(c) Truman.
(d) Truesdale.

3. When confronted by Catherine and the private detectives, what does Antonio say his name is?
(a) Tony Ragucci.
(b) Paul Sabatino.
(c) Pieter Moreno.
(d) Pietro Moretti.

4. What makes Ralph anxious as he waits for the train?
(a) People are firing questions at him.
(b) There is a thunderstorm moving in.
(c) The train is late.
(d) He is feeling nauseous.

5. Catherine fabricates a story about her father being a/an _____________________.
(a) Attorney.
(b) Missionary.
(c) Professor.
(d) Sculptor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ralph is obsessed with __________________.

2. What does Antonio do after he eats his meal?

3. What is Ralph's condition when they arrive home?

4. Who was Emilia's second child?

5. What had tormented Ralph for his entire life?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Ralph and Catherine's relationship begin with a lie?

2. What is the significance of Truitt's mother stabbing him with a needle and then the resulting scar that reminds him of the act?

3. What do the secret garden, and gardens in general, symbolize in Catherine's life at this point?

4. What do Malloy and Fisk report to Catherine regarding Antonio and to what do they reluctantly agree to do for Catherine?

5. How is the theme of isolation repeated as Catherine takes note of her new surroundings?

6. What are Truitt's thoughts about Antonio even though he and the boy hated each other years ago?

7. What lie does Catherine tell about about her father as she is tending to Ralph's head wound?

8. What is the one expectation that Truitt has of Catherine by sending her to St. Louis?

9. What is the significance of the phrases, "It happens," or, "These things happen" which appear throughout the novel?

10. What does the author reveal about Catherine's true intentions regarding Truitt?

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