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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the event held?
(a) North County.
(b) Bowden Park.
(c) North Country.
(d) Dunnet Hill.

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

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

4. Where is the narrator at the opening of Chapter 20?
(a) At the wharf.
(b) At Mrs. Todd's.
(c) On the shore.
(d) At the schoolhouse.

5. What punishment does Joanna inflict on herself?
(a) Imprisonment.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Isolation from others.
(d) Endless work on the island.

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

7. What does Mrs. Blackett need in order to be ready for departure?
(a) A cup of tea.
(b) A jacket.
(c) An herbal mixture.
(d) A glass of water.

8. What does Elijah do that causes him to shed a tear while talking to the narrator?
(a) He talks about the little details of being married.
(b) He talks about how much he misses fishing.
(c) He talks about how painful her death was.
(d) He talks about how much he misses his wife.

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

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

11. What specialty is revealed during the dessert course?
(a) A chocolate cake made using the Bowdens' own recipe.
(b) A chocolate model of the Bowdens' garden.
(c) A gingerbread model of the Bowdens' homestead.
(d) A gingerbread model of Dunnet Landing.

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

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

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

15. 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 sound of the waves.
(d) The flight of the bird.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator remark that the seamen's minds seem to be fixed on?

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

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

4. What had others told Elijah would happen with time after his wife's passing?

5. What had Mrs. Todd been doing prior to her evening visit with Mrs. Fosdick and the narrator at the beginning of Chapter 13?

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