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Bernard MacLaverty
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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. How does Catherine's mother tell her that her relative was treated for depression?
(a) Commitment.
(b) Electric shock therapy.
(c) Therapy.
(d) Pills.

2. What name does Catherine's mother cry and repeat over and over?
(a) Paddy.
(b) Catie.
(c) Anna.
(d) Brendan.

3. How does Miss Bingham react to hearing that Catherine had a child?
(a) She is ashamed of her.
(b) She is shocked.
(c) She is not surprised.
(d) She congratulates her.

4. What does Catherine think her father would have hated in the piece she played on the radio?
(a) The drums.
(b) The accompaniment.
(c) The length.
(d) The speed.

5. What happens when Catherine and Anna look at each other in the mirror?
(a) They both make faces.
(b) They both laugh.
(c) They both cry.
(d) They both smile.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Miss Bingham like for Catherine to watch during concerts?

2. What do Catherine and Geraldine have in common?

3. What are grace notes according to this novel?

4. What does Catherine tell Miss Bingham she is working on?

5. Where did Miss Bingham often take Catherine?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the young priest who performed Catherine's father's ceremony ask her?

2. When Catherine and her mother go to pick up her father at the train station and he is drunk, how does Catherine feel?

3. How does Paddy comfort Catherine and how does she know him?

4. What does Catherine remember that her father taught her and how did it make her feel?

5. What do Catherine and her mother see at the grave site when they go to visit?

6. What did Catherine remember listening to as she rode on the bus through her hometown?

7. What happens as Catherine plays a song she hasn't finished writing for Melnichuck?

8. What excuse does Catherine offer on the walk home when her mother asks what is wrong?

9. Why doesn't Catherine play very well when she is playing for Melnichuch and what is his response to her playing?

10. When did the salt shaker at Catherine's home get a crease in it?

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