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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What emotion prompts Joanna to take such drastic measures once the engagement is broken off?
(a) Anger.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Humiliation.
(d) Hopelessness.

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

3. What positive characteristics do Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Caplin ascribe to Sant?
(a) A sharp mind.
(b) Military knowledge and strategic thinking.
(c) Knowledge in financial matters.
(d) Athletic ability and critical discernment.

4. What had Mrs. Todd been doing prior to her evening visit with Mrs. Fosdick and the narrator at the beginning of Chapter 13?
(a) Making spruce beer.
(b) Making cough drops.
(c) Making herbal teas.
(d) Making syrup.

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

6. What name do Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Fosdick use when referring to Joanna?
(a) Silly Joanna.
(b) Dear Joanna.
(c) Sweet Joanna.
(d) Poor Joanna.

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

8. 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.

9. What does the narrator encounter on Shell-Heap Island in Chapter 15?
(a) A lovely garden.
(b) The ruins of Joanna's home.
(c) A great collection of shells.
(d) Joanna's old home, intact just as she left it.

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

11. What hobby of Elijah's surprises the narrator?
(a) He cooks.
(b) He crochets.
(c) He knits.
(d) He paints.

12. Who does Joanna request make the trip to the island should she fall ill?
(a) The town doctor.
(b) The minister.
(c) Mrs. Blackett.
(d) Mrs. Todd.

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

14. What does the narrator notice about Elijah's house?
(a) The furniture seems luxurious.
(b) Everything must be just the way his wife left it.
(c) The house seems befitting of a fisherman.
(d) He must have completely remodeled after his wife passed away.

15. What does Elijah do in honor of his wife?
(a) He lives a solitary life alone in their house.
(b) He vows never to remarry.
(c) He visits her grave daily.
(d) He cries when he talks about her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Joanna go after the engagement is broken?

2. What does Mrs. Blackett point out to the narrator as they make their way through the countryside?

3. Which characteristic does the narrator notice first about Elijah?

4. Why doesn't the plant Mrs. Todd mentioned thrive at the Bowden's?

5. Who becomes nostalgic knowing that this event won't happen again for another year?

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