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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why doesn't Fleur leave her job and write full-time?
(a) Because she needs to be around the people on whom she has based some of her characters.
(b) Because she has become close to Lady Edwina.
(c) Because she needs the money and the job has caught her interest.
(d) Because she continues to mine the manuscripts for ideas.

2. How does Dottie react to Fleur's novel, now that it is completed?
(a) she tells her it is a sick novel and that Theo and Audrey agree.
(b) She says that it is brilliant but confusing.
(c) She says that Theo and Audry haven't found a single error and adore the story.
(d) She tells her she loves it.

3. What had Sir Quentin tried to do with the members' manuscripts before Fleur got to work on them?
(a) He had tried only to polish the writing, leaving the stories intact.
(b) He had tried to make their boring lives seem distinguished and important.
(c) He had not had a chance to do anything with the manuscripts, which is why he hired Fleur.
(d) He had tried to insert adventure where none existed.

4. Who interrupts this meeting between Maisie and Fleur?
(a) Lady Edwina.
(b) Dottie.
(c) Solly Mendelsohn.
(d) Gray Mauser.

5. What does Dottie accuse Fleur of when Fleur seems displeased at her connections to the group?
(a) Being jealous that she is getting close to them.
(b) Being jealous of her superior writing skills.
(c) Trying to steal the ideas of the members for her own work.
(d) Trying to undermine Sir Quentin's work.

6. Where did Fleur first meet and interview with Sir Quentin?
(a) In the sitting room of her boarding house.
(b) In the offices of the Autobiographical Association.
(c) At a local pub.
(d) In the lobby of the Berkeley Hotel.

7. Which of the following is a member of the Autobiographical Association?
(a) Mrs. Winston.
(b) Lady Bernice Gilliam.
(c) Baronne Clotilde du Loiret.
(d) Father Edward Douglas.

8. What explanation does Fleur give for keeping all the letters she receives, including those from a book store to which she owed money?
(a) She wants to use them as material for a future book.
(b) She fears one day suffering from dementia and wants references to her past.
(c) She has no explanation.
(d) She suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

9. What does Fleur believe she might gain from a confrontation with Mr. Alexander, even though she doesn't want one?
(a) Fleur knows a confrontation would upset him, and she might have a good laugh at his discomfiture.
(b) Through a confrontation with him, Fleur can upset his superior-acting wife.
(c) Fleur believes she has a demon inside her that rejoices in seeing people not just as they are, but more and more of how they are.
(d) She believes by confronting him, she can convince him to lower her rent.

10. How does Fleur feel after this visit with Gray?
(a) Jealous that he has been so involved with Leslie.
(b) Worried that Gray might do himself harm.
(c) Her rage has subsided and she believes him much more sane than any members of the Association.
(d) Glad that Leslie has returned, at least temporarily, to Dottie.

11. How does Fleur describe her method of character development?
(a) "It is the sum of my whole experience of others and of my own potential self."
(b) "I choose a person in my life and modify him to meet the needs of the story."
(c) "Each is the cumulation of friends I have met."
(d) "I incorporate those I meet in my dreams."

12. How had her main character, Warrender Chase, distinguished himself before the events of the novel begin?
(a) He had rescued a woman from a burning building.
(b) He had an exemplary war record.
(c) He started a charity to care for war orphans.
(d) He had uncovered a plot to embezzle millions from the Bank of England.

13. Who is Revisson Doe?
(a) A character Fleur is saving for her next novel.
(b) Sir Quentin's nephew.
(c) A new publisher.
(d) Solly's oldest friend.

14. Sir Quentin says that Lady Edwina is asleep when the first meeting ends, so Fleur does not take her out for dinner. When does she next see Edwina?
(a) Fleur runs into her walking on the street when she takes her lunch hour the following day.
(b) Lady Edwina is waiting at the office for Fleur the next morning.
(c) She is waiting in Fleur's room when she arrives home.
(d) She doesn't see her til the next Association meeting.

15. How does Fleur define the word 'frankness?'
(a) As what most communication in these modern times is missing.
(b) As a code word for speaking too freely.
(c) As the only way friends should communicate.
(d) As a euphemism for rudeness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Fleur believe she should stay with her current job rather than find another as Wally encourages?

2. How did Fleur get Lady Edwina to behave during her first meeting of the Association?

3. Why is Fleur initially so pleased with her new employer and his assistant?

4. How does Fleur get rid of Maisie when she can tolerate her vapid conversation no longer?

5. What does Lady Edwina say when her new nurse collects her from the Association meeting in Chapter 3?

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