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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why doesn't Sant make the most of his potential?
(a) Lack of ambition.
(b) Financial reasons.
(c) His father's alcoholism.
(d) His illness.

2. What does Elijah tell the narrator that he does every day?
(a) Go fishing.
(b) Grieve for his wife.
(c) Clean his house.
(d) Visit his wife's grave.

3. Who becomes nostalgic knowing that this event won't happen again for another year?
(a) The younger guests.
(b) Mrs. Blackett.
(c) Sarah Jane.
(d) The narrator.

4. To which annual event does Mrs. Todd invite the narrator?
(a) The Bowden family clam bake.
(b) The annual Dunnet hike.
(c) The Bowden family reunion.
(d) The annual Dunnet sailing regatta.

5. What do the Bowdens do after dinner?
(a) Give speeches.
(b) Play horseshoes.
(c) Go for a walk.
(d) Sing songs.

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

7. What happens at the last minute before Joanna's wedding?
(a) Her fiancé marries someone else.
(b) Joanna dies.
(c) Her fiancé refuses to marry her.
(d) Her fiancé dies.

8. What do the narrator, Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Blackett conclude is the only drawback to the day?
(a) That they couldn't stay longer.
(b) That William did not attend.
(c) That there wasn't more singing.
(d) That Sarah Jane was there.

9. Who brings Mrs. Blackett to Mrs. Todd's in time for departure?
(a) Captain Littlepage.
(b) Captain Bowden.
(c) William.
(d) The narrator.

10. How does Elijah refer to his late wife?
(a) Poor Sarah.
(b) Poor dear.
(c) Dear Sarah.
(d) My dear wife.

11. What plant does Mrs. Todd mention that grows at the Bowden's?
(a) Rosemary.
(b) Laurel.
(c) Ivy.
(d) Primrose.

12. Why is the narrator surprised by the invitation?
(a) She doesn't feel she belongs to the community.
(b) She isn't a member of the family.
(c) The departure is so soon.
(d) She doesn't have anything to wear.

13. What does Elijah tell the narrator about his love interests?
(a) He would like to meet someone new, but Dunnet Landing is too small.
(b) He has no interest in remarrying.
(c) He would like to remarry if he found the right companion.
(d) He has given up looking for someone new.

14. Who does Mrs. Todd begin talking about Sant Bowden with?
(a) Mrs. Caplin.
(b) Captain Bowden.
(c) Sarah Jane Blackett.
(d) Nathan.

15. What time of year does Joanna's funeral occur?
(a) Fall.
(b) Summer.
(c) Winter.
(d) Spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the townspeople react to Joanna?

2. What impresses the narrator upon arriving?

3. What advice does Joanna give Mrs. Todd?

4. What punishment does Joanna inflict on herself?

5. Why does Mrs. Todd believe Mrs. Blackett won't be able to attend the event?

(see the answer keys)

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