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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the narrator of Between the Pool and the Gardenias compare the dead baby to?
(a) A rag.
(b) A sculpture.
(c) An icon.
(d) A doll.
2. Where does Princesse make her drawing at the end of Seeing Things Simply?
(a) In the dust.
(b) On paper.
(c) In the water.
(d) In the air.
3. What is the narrator waiting for at the end of Between the Pool and the Gardenias?
(a) Her family.
(c) The law.
4. What is remarkable about Catherine’s sunbathing?
(a) She never uses sunscreen.
(b) She remains quite fair.
(c) She never changes color.
(d) She never complains about her sunburn.
5. What kind of people typically stay at Lamort’s grandmother’s house?
(c) Government officials.
6. What is Lamort playing with at the beginning of The Missing Peace?
(a) A lizard.
(b) A dog.
7. What is Princesse’s involvement with the cock fight?
(a) She is walking past it.
(b) She is betting on it.
(c) She is collecting someone from it.
(d) She is watching it.
8. Why does the narrator say that certain women destroy at night the work they do in the day?
(a) As a way to bring men back to them.
(b) So that they will keep their hands busy.
(c) So they will always have work to do.
(d) As a way of distracting themselves.
9. What does Raymond offer Lamort?
(a) To take her away from here.
(b) To pay her for sex.
(c) To make her feel like a woman.
(d) To marry her.
10. What does Lamort tell Emilie when Emilie asks whether there were any women’s bodies found after the coup?
(a) She says that the bodies were buried immediately.
(b) She says that anyone inquiring about the dead was killed too.
(c) She says that there were no bodies.
(d) She says that the bodies were all burned.
11. What would the narrator of Night Women like her son to forget about the place where they live?
(a) That they could be driven out at any minute.
(b) That they have nothing there.
(c) That nothing lasts there.
(d) That everything they had was taken.
12. How does the reader learn that the baby the narrator has found is dead?
(a) When it begins to attract flies.
(b) When it the groundskeeper finds it.
(c) When it begins to turn black.
(d) When its skin tears without bleeding.
13. What does the narrator of Night Women tell her son when he asks about the angels?
(a) That he has all his life to see angels.
(b) That he will wish he had not seen them, when he does.
(c) That he will see them soon enough.
(d) That he will never see them when he is looking.
14. What is Catherine’s demeanor toward Princesse?
15. How does Emilie say she became a woman last night?
(a) She lost her hopes.
(b) She lost her virginity.
(c) She lost her innocence.
(d) She lost her mother.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the baby in Between the Pool and the Gardenias make the narrator think about?
2. What is the narrator’s job, in Between the Pool and the Gardenias?
3. What does the narrator of Night Women wear to tempt her suitors?
4. How does the narrator tell whether her son is asleep?
5. How old is Princesse in Seeing Things Simply?
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