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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 Royal Porcupine?
(a) An artist.
(b) A singer.
(c) An SPCA leader.
(d) One of Joan's fans.
2. What do the police find that makes them suspicious?
(a) A life preserver.
(b) Joan's dress.
(c) A note from Joan.
(d) Joan's shoes.
3. Who gives an eye witness account of Joan falling off the boat?
(b) Passing boaters.
(c) Children swimming.
(d) The picnicking family.
4. In Chapter 33, who does Joan dream is dressed in a navy blue suit and crying behind locked glass doors?
(a) Mr. Vitroni's father.
(b) Mr. Vitroni.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Fraser Buchanan.
5. As a result of the book, Joan has her first what?
(a) Television appearance.
(b) Huge royalty advance.
(c) Vacation in Bahamas.
(d) Trip to America.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Chuck Brewer?
2. When Joan wants to get out of her life, what does she plan to do at the end of Chapter 28?
3. Toward the end of the novel, who does Joan imagine suffocating her while she relaxes on her balcony in Terremoto?
4. Who does Joan want to get out of jail in Toronto?
5. Who is Joan having an affair with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it important that Joan decides to stay and defend herself rather than run?
2. Explain Arthur's response to the publication of Lady Oracle.
3. What piece of evidence leads to Sam and Marlene's arrest?
4. What does the reappearance of The Fat Lady in Chapter 27 suggest about how Joan perceives herself?
5. How do people in town respond when they see Joan?
6. How has Joan accomplished a transformation at the end of the novel?
7. How is the final chapter a resolution to Joan's lies and secrets?
8. What is the significance of the discovery of Joan's buried clothes?
9. Why does the presence of the strange man who talks with her landlord spur Joan to action?
10. What role does the picnicking family play in Joan's plan to disappear?
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