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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. What does Joan's father say about how her mother died?
(a) That she fell down the stairs and broke her neck.
(b) She was sick for a long time.
(c) She died in her sleep.
(d) She had a terrible illness.

2. What does Joan's mother do to her when Joan tells her she is planning to move from home?
(a) Pleads with her to stay.
(b) Buys her dishes.
(c) Helps her pack.
(d) Stabs her with a knife.

3. Who does Arthur want Joan to meet when he takes her to Young Lok Gardens to celebrate?
(a) His parents.
(b) His boss.
(c) Dan and Marlene Pugh.
(d) Larry.

4. What does Joan's husband Arthur not like about Joan's clothing choices?
(a) Wild colors.
(b) Old sweaters.
(c) Silk and lace.
(d) Sandals.

5. How does Joan react when she sees E.P. Revele?
(a) Says hello.
(b) Almost faints.
(c) Ignores her.
(d) Laughs and hugs her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joan eat to make her mother angry?

2. What color is Joan's hair in Chapter 1?

3. Who does Joan like to go to the movies with?

4. In Chapter 3, what is the weather when Joan awakens?

5. What job does Joan love doing at the Sportsmen's Show?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the implications of Joan sending Arthur a postcard from Rome?

2. Describe Joan Foster's state of mind in Chapter 1.

3. How does Arthur make it easy for Joan to continue to lie to him?

4. Why is discovering that Paul writes romance novels valuable to Joan's life?

5. How does Joan use her personal fears and concerns within the plot of the novel she is writing?

6. How does Joan's mother try to control Joan's weight?

7. Why does Joan find it difficult to write when Arthur is depressed?

8. Why does Joan try to stop the publication of Lady Oracle?

9. Why does Joan bury her clothes?

10. Why do the other girls treat Joan badly as they walk home from Brownies every Tuesday?

(see the answer keys)

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