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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 visits Lucy, what news does Lucy offer David when he asks her how she is?
(a) That she is depressed and being treated for depression.
(b) That she has contracted a serious disease.
(c) That she is pregnant.
(d) That she is dieting and plans to lose forty pounds.

2. As David and Lucy try to normalize their life back at the farm, what room ultimately becomes Lucy's new room?
(a) The room David is staying in.
(b) The old library.
(c) The old dining room.
(d) Her storage room.

3. What does Lucy omit from her story when she tells the police of the attack?
(a) That she knew one of the men who attacked her.
(b) That she knew two of the men who attacked her.
(c) That she knew all three of the men who attacked her.
(d) That she was raped.

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

5. Several days after the attack on the farm, what does Ettinger offer David?
(a) A cooked chicken dinner.
(b) A gun.
(c) A cow.
(d) A sheep.

Short Answer Questions

1. What appliance does David buy to replace one that has been stolen?

2. What is Petrus's position on reporting the young man who Lucy recognized to the police?

3. After the attack, what has happened to the books that David brought for research on his Byron project?

4. When David suggests he will look to poetry to learn how to become a grandfather, who is the poet he has in mind?

5. What is one thing that Rosalind criticizes about David's appearance when they meet?

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. Is there a symbolic significance to the characters of his libretto in progress "fading away" and being replaced by the corpses of dogs, his new work?

3. What has Lucy's banjo become for David?

4. When David brings in his dog to Bev, the description is, "Bearing him in his arms like a lamb. . ." What does this image evoke?

5. What does David's description of Desiree suggest?

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

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

8. In Chapter 16, when David talks with Bev about his fear of Lucy living alone on the farm, he says he was there and knows what Lucy has been through. Bev responds that he was not there for her. How does David react to that claim?

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

10. Do Petrus's responses to David's rage about the assault seem truly suspicious or might the reader be judging them through David's lens?

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