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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. To what physical event can Almeda's mental breakthrough be compared?
2. What is called into question at the end of the story?
3. The narrator could not possibly know ________________________.
(a) Almeda's thoughts.
(b) What church Almeda attended.
(c) What Almeda wrote.
(d) What Almeda wore.
4. Where was Almeda buried?
(a) A cemetery for Canadian poets.
(b) She was cremated and her ashes scattered.
(c) The Roth family gravesite.
(d) At the mouth of the Meneseteung River.
5. What does Almeda leave the hot, cooked grapes in overnight?
(a) Food strainer.
(c) Big bowls.
(d) Cheesecloth bag.
6. What does Jarvis do to the woman at the gate?
(a) Helps her up.
(b) Throws water on her.
(c) Kicks her.
(d) Spits on her.
7. According to the narrator, Almeda is _____________________.
(a) Completely unique.
(b) One of thousands of women.
8. What is the literary technique called when the narrator ends the story by discovering Almeda's grave?
9. What would Almeda like to include in a poem?
(a) A love story.
(b) A history lesson.
(c) A tragedy.
(d) All her experiences.
10. What does Almeda do when trying to decide how to handle the situation outside her house?
(a) Calls the police.
(b) Turns off all the lights.
(c) Paces the floor.
(d) Falls asleep.
11. To what does Almeda attribute her ill feelings this morning?
(a) The flu.
(b) Food intolerance.
12. Where does the narrator go at the end of the story?
(a) The Roth family gravesite.
(b) The Library of Congress.
(c) The local library.
(d) Ontario Bureau of Genealogy.
13. As the day progresses, Almeda is in a state of _______________.
14. What does Almeda put on her front door?
(a) A Halloween decoration.
(b) A note.
(c) A bell.
(d) A Christmas decoration.
15. What will the poem signify for Almeda?
(a) An opportunity to be famous.
(b) A way for people to know the real Almeda.
(c) The chance to get published.
(d) The channeling of all brutal and unpleasant aspects of life.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is happening in the house to mirror Almeda's menstrual flow?
2. In what country is the Meneseteung River located?
3. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
4. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
5. What would Almeda love to write?
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