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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Fleur react to Dottie's criticism of the character, Marjorie, in her book?
(a) She bursts into tears and asks Dottie to leave.
(b) She becomes very angry and tears up her manuscript, sending Dottie home.
(c) She becomes depressed, believing that perhaps she is not a good writer, after all.
(d) She agrees with Dottie and decides she must rewrite the character.

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

3. Fleur realizes in the first chapter that one of her senses has a more keen memory than the others. Which one is it?
(a) Her sense of smell.
(b) Her hearing.
(c) Her sense of taste.
(d) Her sight.

4. 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 has no explanation.
(b) She suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
(c) She wants to use them as material for a future book.
(d) She fears one day suffering from dementia and wants references to her past.

5. On what does the former priest focus in his memoirs?
(a) He writes primarily of his time in the seminary.
(b) He focuses on what brought him into the church, rather than why he left.
(c) He focuses on his childhood, not writing about his time in the church at all.
(d) Proving that he was defrocked not for a lack of morals but for a loss of faith.

6. Which character becomes more important to the story in Chapter 3?
(a) The ex-priest.
(b) Dottie.
(c) Beryl Tims.
(d) Mr. Alexander.

7. 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) She is waiting in Fleur's room when she arrives home.
(b) She doesn't see her til the next Association meeting.
(c) Lady Edwina is waiting at the office for Fleur the next morning.
(d) Fleur runs into her walking on the street when she takes her lunch hour the following day.

8. What does Maisie tell Fleur the ex-priest had said about her?
(a) That Fleur wanted Lady Edwina to write her into her will.
(b) That he wished Fleur would take a second look at him, as he found her quite beautiful.
(c) That Fleur wanted to take over the Association from Sir Quentin.
(d) That he worried about Fleur living alone.

9. 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.

10. When did Fleur finally finish Warrender Chase?
(a) December, 1949.
(b) January, 1950.
(c) November, 1949.
(d) February, 1950.

11. Fleur mentions a bad writing habit of Leslie's and asks Dottie to warn him of it in his novel. How does Dottie respond?
(a) She believes Fleur is wrong and decides not to mention it to Leslie.
(b) She agrees to mention it to him.
(c) She becomes angry that Fleur has an intimate knowledge of his writing style.
(d) She begins to cry and changes the subject back to Fleur and the Association.

12. How do Gray and Fleur define the differences between men and women?
(a) Men are more sentimental, women more dependable.
(b) Women are more emotional, men are more practical.
(c) Women are more sentimental, men more dependable.
(d) Men are more emotional, women are more practical.

13. Who comes to visit after Fleur arrives home that first evening?
(a) Her landlord's wife, Mrs. Alexander.
(b) Sir Quentin.
(c) Beryl Tims.
(d) Both her lover, Leslie, and his wife, Dottie.

14. What does Fleur begin to notice toward the end of January, 1950?
(a) The deterioration of the Association members.
(b) That the Association members are becoming better writers.
(c) That Dottie and Leslie no longer live together.
(d) That Sir Quentin might be a decent sort, after all.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How far back in time must Fleur go to tell us the story of the Autobiographical Association?

2. Who does Wally think he's heard of before?

3. After the party, Fleur goes out with Wally McConnachie. Where do they go?

4. How much progress have the members of the Autobiographical Association made when Fleur begins her employment?

5. Why does Mr. Alexander keep insisting that Fleur move into a larger room in the his boarding house?

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