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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is happening at the Quaynes' home in April?
(a) Eddie is staying with the Quaynes for a week.
(b) Portia is traveling abroad.
(c) Anna and Thomas are traveling abroad.
(d) Portia is staying alone with Matchett for a week.

2. What does Matchett say about Thomas and Anna's home?
(a) It has no memories, and they are trying to change that.
(b) It has no memories, and they have worked hard to make it so.
(c) It has too many painful memories associated with it.
(d) It has many happy memories associated with it.

3. Why is Anna upset about Portia's distress in part 1, chapter 2?
(a) Anna feels guilty for causing Portia to be upset.
(b) Anna hates having someone in the house that she must pity, but can't even pretend to love.
(c) Anna is angry with Thomas for making Portia upset.
(d) Anna loves Portia, and hates seeing her upset.

4. Where does Thomas work?
(a) A railroad station.
(b) A law firm.
(c) A printing company.
(d) An advertising agency.

5. What is the problem with Anna, according to Eddie?
(a) She is not very intelligent, but she believes she is.
(b) She thinks she is better than everyone around her is.
(c) She is nosy, and always trying to get involved in others' affairs.
(d) She likes nothing better than to make a joke of another person.

6. Why is Lilian at Portia's school?
(a) She fell in love with a female teacher at her former school.
(b) Her parents moved from Spain and it is the only school in the area.
(c) She is gifted and needs an accelerated course schedule.
(d) She fell in love with a male teacher at her former school.

7. What does Major Brutt think of Anna's relationship with Portia?
(a) He thinks it's odd that Anna wants to spend so much time with such a young girl.
(b) He thinks Portia is too young to be any good for company.
(c) He thinks Portia must make great company for Anna.
(d) He hopes that Portia will learn from Anna.

8. Where does Anna send Portia in part 1, chapter 2?
(a) To the stables.
(b) To Portia's room.
(c) To the grocer.
(d) To Thomas's study.

9. Who comes in while Major Brutt and Thomas are talking?
(a) Anna.
(b) Matchett.
(c) Portia.
(d) Portia and Eddie.

10. How does Daphne greet Portia?
(a) She ignores Portia completely.
(b) She nods to Portia, and goes back to her reading.
(c) She introduces herself, and asks about Thomas and Anna.
(d) She turns off her radio and shakes Portia's hand.

11. What was Eddie's reaction to the favor that Anna did for him?
(a) He thanked her, and apologized for his recent behavior.
(b) He was ungrateful and callous.
(c) He never knew that it was Anna's doing.
(d) He thanked her, but continued to act oafish around her.

12. What relation is Anna to Thomas?
(a) Cousin.
(b) Mother.
(c) Wife.
(d) Sister.

13. What does Anna suggest that she, Thomas, and Portia should do together?
(a) Play a board game.
(b) Go for a drive.
(c) See a movie.
(d) Go for a walk.

14. What is the reason Thomas gives Anna for why he thinks Portia is upset in part 1, chapter 2?
(a) Portia is beginning her menstrual cycle.
(b) He gives no reason.
(c) Thomas said something hurtful to Portia.
(d) Portia is missing her mother.

15. What does Thomas notice about Portia and Eddie the first time he sees them together?
(a) Thomas is relieved to see that they seem to be just friends.
(b) They are standing so close that they are almost holding hands.
(c) Portia seems taken with Eddie, but he is aloof to her.
(d) Eddie seems taken with Portia, but she is aloof to him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Portia feel about school?

2. What possession of Portia's does Anna find in chapter 1?

3. What does Anna want Major Brutt to tell Robert Pidgeon?

4. Who wrote the letter stipulating that Portia was to stay with Anna and Thomas?

5. What position does Thomas hold at his work?

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