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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason do the visitors give for not having seen as many older guests as they would have hoped?
(a) Maybe there aren't as many older guests to come anymore.
(b) Maybe the older guests don't enjoy the reunions as much as they used to.
(c) Maybe the older guests are being replaced by the younger generation.
(d) Maybe the older guests can no longer make the long journey.

2. What occurs to the narrator as she is looking over the landscape on Shell-Heap Island?
(a) Captain Bowden has become a good friend.
(b) Joanna must have seen the island just this way.
(c) Joanna is much like her self.
(d) The landscape is lovelier than she expected.

3. What advice does Joanna give Mrs. Todd?
(a) That she should move to the island.
(b) That she should divorce her husband.
(c) That she should love her husband.
(d) That she should take better care of her mother.

4. When did the story of Joanna occur?
(a) The previous summer.
(b) When Mrs. Todd was newly married.
(c) Several years ago.
(d) When Mrs. Fosdick was a child.

5. How does Mrs. Todd react to Joanna's revelation?
(a) She is worried.
(b) She is frightened.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She doesn't know what Joanna means.

6. How do the townspeople react to Joanna?
(a) They visit her regularly.
(b) They sail by the island trying to catch a glimpse of her.
(c) They pray for her at church.
(d) They collect money and goods for her.

7. What does the narrator stop to study on her walk?
(a) The fishermen baiting trawls.
(b) The lines and strength of the Miranda.
(c) The flight of the bird.
(d) The sound of the waves.

8. In talking to the narrator, what aspect of the event makes Mrs. Todd particularly emotional?
(a) The beauty of the landscape.
(b) Her mother's place of honor in the parade.
(c) Her nostalgia for better days.
(d) The way she is treated by the others.

9. What does Joanna reveal to Mrs. Todd?
(a) That she has decided to return to Dunnet Landing.
(b) That she has fallen ill.
(c) That she has committed the ultimate sin.
(d) That she has decided to stay on the island.

10. What ultimately happens to Joanna's ex-fiancé?
(a) He marries someone else.
(b) He falls ill.
(c) He spends the rest of his life in Dunnet Landing.
(d) He spends the rest of his life looking for Joanna.

11. What does Mrs. Todd suggest they take for the trip?
(a) A carriage.
(b) Some herbs.
(c) A snack.
(d) A high wagon.

12. Why doesn't the plant Mrs. Todd mentioned thrive at the Bowden's?
(a) There isn't enough sunlight.
(b) The climate isn't right.
(c) It doesn't get enough water.
(d) The Bowdens don't take care of it.

13. How can the mood be described as the narrator, Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Blackett make their way to the event?
(a) Formal.
(b) Anxious.
(c) Festive.
(d) Stressed.

14. What does the narrator remark that the seamen's minds seem to be fixed on?
(a) The contrivances of man.
(b) Nature.
(c) Fish.
(d) Ships.

15. When does Elijah engage in his hobby?
(a) At night.
(b) In the mornings.
(c) During fishing season.
(d) During the off-season from fishing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the narrator surprised by the invitation?

2. Why is the narrator glad someone interrupts her at the beginning of Chapter 20?

3. With whom does Mrs. Todd go to visit Joanna in Chapter 13?

4. What do the narrator, Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Blackett conclude is the only drawback to the day?

5. What happens at the last minute before Joanna's wedding?

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