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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. Who is the main character in the book?
(a) Marlene Pugh.
(b) Leda Sprott.
(c) Arthur Foster.
(d) Joan Foster.

2. How many pounds does Joan gain before her wedding?
(a) Five.
(b) Thirteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Three.

3. Why does Joan get scared when she's working on her novel in her apartment in Terremoto?
(a) She hears a sound outside on the path.
(b) She is scared by the shadows flickering across the wall.
(c) A tarantula is in her bedroom.
(d) She hears her landlord pounding at her door.

4. What does Joan start writing while living with Paul?
(a) Gothic costume novels.
(b) Nurse romances.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Crime fiction.

5. What good news does Joan tell Arthur after meeting with Mr. Sturgess?
(a) She has won a vacation.
(b) She is publishing a book.
(c) She is expecting a baby.
(d) She has a job lead for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Joan react when she sees E.P. Revele?

2. What new name does Joan take when she rents a room?

3. What is Arthur's job?

4. Who is the author that Joan reads that makes Paul furious?

5. What does Joan tell Arthur her new book is about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Joan does not tell her husband Arthur that she writes Costume Gothic novels.

2. How does Joan see her father differently after she returns home for the funeral?

3. Describe Joan's search for a fresh approach to her writing.

4. Describe Arthur's state of mind in Chapter 20.

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

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

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

8. How does Joan begin to take on a new identity after leaving home?

9. Describe Joan's personality while in high school.

10. Who does Leda Sprott see standing behind Joan at the Spiritualists' meeting?

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