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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of boat does Joan rent?
2. What does Joan bring the reporter in the hospital?
3. Who does Joan sees as she swims to shore?
4. Who would Joan like to have visit her from the Other Side?
5. Who is Royal Porcupine?
Essay Topic 1
Does the ending of the novel suggest that Joan has some hope of retiring her former double life and becoming a person who enters into relationships with honesty? What does Joan's interaction with the reporter in the hospital suggest about how Joan has changed or not?
Essay Topic 2
Joan writes romance novels and prefers happy endings, but is dishonest and secretive in her own love life. Discuss how Joan's lies and secrets make positive, loving relationships impossible.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the character of Joan's father. What is her relationship with her father and what is his influence on her as a child?
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