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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. What does Fleur disclose to the reader in Chapter 10?
(a) That her purpose is to punish Dottie for her involvement in the loss of her manuscript.
(b) That her purpose is now to convey how Sir Quentin tried to destroy her novel and take its contents for his own use.
(c) That her purpose is to make sure she remains in Lady Edwina's will.
(d) That her purpose is to determine why the suicide really happened.
2. In Chapter 12, Fleur expands on her narration of the present, reminding us that she is relating the adventures with the Autobiographical Association from a future perspective. What is it that prompts the policeman in the graveyard, in the summer of 1950, to say to Fleur, "Loitering with Intent?"
(a) She asks him what he last arrested someone for that day.
(b) She asks him what crime he might accuse her of, if any, for sitting on a gravestone.
(c) She asks him what, if he had to invent a crime for someone writing a book, he might suggest.
(d) She asks him to name one crime for which he has never arrested anyone.
3. How does Sir Quentin get Fleur to return to his flat?
(a) He calls and tells her he'd like to discuss a serious matter.
(b) He sends Lady Edwina over to invite Fleur for dinner and not take 'no' for an answer.
(c) He has Beryl Tims call and say that Edwina is not well and asking for her.
(d) He calls and threatens to call the police on her for taking papers from his office.
4. Who does Fleur call for advice when she realizes she has no copy of her novel?
(b) Lady Edwina.
5. Fleur tells Sir Quentin that she knows he plagiarized her novel and plans to sue him. How does he respond?
(a) He laughs her off and tells her she must be completely mad.
(b) He says that if Lady Edwina did not care so much for her, he'd get rid of her himself.
(c) He breaks down and confesses, asking how they can reach some sort of agreement.
(d) He insists that scribbling on a novel is why she was unable to do her job well and that it is he who will sue.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Fleur see for the last time as she leaves Sir Quentin's drawing room?
2. One of the characters in Warrender Chase also commits suicide, and it is attributed to the character having been driven mad. What is supposed to have driven her mad?
3. Where does Fleur find her manuscript after arriving at Dottie's flat?
4. Where does Fleur go after the reviews for Warrender Chase come out?
5. Leslie's novel was published around the same time as Warrender Chase, and received feeble reviews. How is Warrender Chase received?
Short Essay Questions
1. What realization does Fleur come to regarding her novel, Warrender Chase, when Sir Quentin calls her into his office in Chapter 7?
2. Fleur desperately wants to do what when she gets home with her manuscript? What does she do instead?
3. Before Fleur works out a plan to retrieve her manuscript, fate intervenes and presents her with a way to do so. What happens?
4. Why doesn't Fleur tell Edwina that she believes Sir Quentin is behind the theft of her manuscript?
5. When her novel is ultimately published, how does Fleur initially react?
6. What does Fleur first think might be the problem with her novel when the publisher requests to meet with her in person?
7. What was Fleur's internal reaction to the tragic news in Chapter 8?
8. What was it that Fleur scolded herself when she determined who had likely stolen the manuscript from her room?
9. Chapter 11 is filled with a great deal of information, often through Fleur's narrations from the present as she remembers the events of her past. Describe two concepts on which she sheds light at this point in the book.
10. Fleur mentions a parallel to another novel, not of her writing, at this point. What novel and what parallel?
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