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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When David returns to town, where does he see Melanie?
(a) At a bar.
(b) At the university.
(c) At the theater.
(d) At a coffee shop.

2. After Lucy and her father discuss their version of their stories that they told the police, what is it that he is bothered by?
(a) That Lucy was curt when she spoke to the police.
(b) That she omitted what happened personally to her when she was alone with the men.
(c) That Lucy never bought insurance for her farm property.
(d) That Lucy told the police that she did not want to press charges.

3. Shortly after Lucy and David arrive at Petrus's event, why does Lucy want to leave?
(a) She feels that David is being too forward with women.
(b) She recognizes the rapists are there.
(c) She feels awkward around Petrus's wife.
(d) She is too depressed to be around people.

4. When David is watching an unaware Lucy, what does the sight of her suggest to him that she is becoming?
(a) A spinster.
(b) A hippie.
(c) An old maid.
(d) A peasant.

5. Who it that insists to David that Petrus is a good man?
(a) Bill Shaw.
(b) Helen.
(c) Bev Shaw.
(d) Ettinger.

Short Answer Questions

1. When David is back in Cape Town, he calls Bev to find out how Lucy is doing. What question does David ask Bev about Lucy that she evades?

2. As David concludes his walk and is walking back to the farm, who does he physically attack?

3. As Chapter 15 begins, for what event is Petrus preparing?

4. Who is it that accosts David and has a threatening conversation with David about staying with "his own kind."

5. Who is Katy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is there about Lucy's description of her rape that she thinks that David cannot before this have understood?

2. After Lucy is raped and she and David give their report to the police, David asks her why she omitted the fact that she was raped. What reason does she give her father for this omission?

3. What does David make of Lucy's claim that she only went to the police after the attack for insurance purposes?

4. What is ironic about David's suggestion at the end of Chapter 22 that Lucy is as humiliated as a dog?

5. The description of Teresa in the last chapter is, "She wants to be rescued--from the pain, from the summer heat, from the Villa Gamba, from her father's bad temper, from everything." This is about David's fictional character, but fiction is based upon what writers know. Does this description hint at David or Lucy's need for respite?

6. What might one make of David missing the ducks and the dogs?

7. When David rhetorically asks, "Against this new Petrus, what chance does Lucy stand?" what is his implied answer?

8. David mentions that he has "never been given to lingering involvements" as he tries to figure out what is driving him to go see Melanie's play. What then motivates him to go?

9. Compare or contrast David's explanation of his punishment to Lucy's stance on staying on the farm.

10. How is David's remark "If she [Bev] is poor, he is bankrupt," that concludes this chapter revealing?

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