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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 Joan help the political group?
(a) Moves out of the apartment.
(b) Cooks them food.
(c) Rents a car.
(d) Leaves them alone.
2. What does Joan learn about herself at the end of the novel?
(a) She is safe in Terremoto.
(b) She is ready to move to Rome.
(c) That she has made a mess, but she will never be a tidy person.
(d) The stranger will take care of her.
3. What stops Joan from trying to write a different kind of novel?
(a) Her belief in happy endings.
(d) Lack of encouragement.
4. What does Joan use as a weapon to defend herself when a stranger knocks at her door in Terremoto?
(b) A wine bottle.
(d) Baseball bat.
5. Who confesses to the police that she took her father's dynamite?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Marlene claim she did to help Joan out of the water?
2. As a result of the book, Joan has her first what?
3. When does Chuck Brewer tell Joan he loves her?
4. Who moves in with Arthur and Joan?
5. As she is crouched behind her door in her flat in Terremoto, what does Joan do when she hears someone knocking at the door?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the discovery of Joan's buried clothes?
2. How does Joan use her novel to explore her own life?
3. What role does the picnicking family play in Joan's plan to disappear?
4. What is Joan's reaction when she sees Royal Porcupine turned into Chuck Brewer?
5. Why is Joan having trouble writing about her character Charlotte and the ending of her novel?
6. Explain Arthur's response to the publication of Lady Oracle.
7. How does Joan react when she reads the newspaper clippings that Sam sends her?
8. What kind of love does Royal Porcupine express for Joan?
9. How does Joan's affair with Royal Porcupine affect her stability?
10. How does Joan take responsibility for her actions when she hears about Sam's arrest?
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