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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 Arthur do to the police officer?
(a) Punches him.
(b) Argues with him.
(c) Spits on him.
(d) Taunts him.
2. What does Joan learn about herself at the end of the novel?
(a) That she has made a mess, but she will never be a tidy person.
(b) She is safe in Terremoto.
(c) She is ready to move to Rome.
(d) The stranger will take care of her.
3. What does Joan tell her landlord about why the man is looking for her?
(a) It's her husband.
(b) He wants to kill her.
(c) He wants to help her.
(d) He's a friend.
4. Why can't Joan drive her car?
(a) The gas has been drained.
(b) The window is smashed.
(c) She has a flat tire.
(d) It has been stolen.
5. Why does Chuck Brewer bring Joan a hat?
(a) To wear in the garden.
(b) He wants to elope with her.
(c) To avoid sunburn.
(d) For playacting.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the reporter lend Joan plane fare?
2. When will the mysterious man that Mr. Vitroni spoke to return to town?
3. What does Joan consider sending the police in Canada to let them know she's alive?
4. Who does Joan imagine is skating on the television program?
5. What kind of swimmer does Joan's father say she is?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how Joan uses lies to allow herself a vacation to Italy.
2. Why do you think Joan likes leading a dual life between Arthur and Royal Porcupine?
3. Describe Joan's plan to fake her death.
4. How does Joan use her novel to explore her own life?
5. What is Joan's reaction when she sees Royal Porcupine turned into Chuck Brewer?
6. How does Joan let go of her past?
7. How does Joan deal with her belief that she is being held captive?
8. What role does the picnicking family play in Joan's plan to disappear?
9. What is the significance of the discovery of Joan's buried clothes?
10. How does Joan's affair with Royal Porcupine affect her stability?
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