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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of jelly does Almeda decide to make one day?
2. As the day progresses, Almeda is in a state of _______________.
3. Where did the newspaper clippings appear?
(a) The Observer.
(b) Poetry Monthly.
(c) The Vidette.
(d) The Times.
4. What does Almeda do when trying to decide how to handle the situation outside her house?
(a) Turns off all the lights.
(b) Paces the floor.
(c) Calls the police.
(d) Falls asleep.
5. Whose obituary follows Almeda's?
(a) Her father's.
(b) Queen Aggie.
(c) Her cook's.
6. The literary device in which Almeda experiences delirium with a tonic meant to produce calm is called what?
7. What does the narrator say about life?
(a) It continues to flow.
(b) It is a gift.
(c) It is what a person makes of it.
(d) It is depressing.
8. To what does Almeda attribute her ill feelings this morning?
(c) Food intolerance.
(d) The flu.
9. What does Jarvis immediately surmise about the condition of the woman at the gate?
(a) She is drunk.
(b) She is asleep.
(c) She is in a coma.
(d) She is dead.
10. When does the narrator tell about going to Alameda's grave?
11. The narrator claims that the wrong conclusions may have been made about ________________.
(b) Queen Aggie.
12. Why does Almeda stop taking the nerve medicine?
(a) It makes her nauseous.
(b) She gets jittery.
(c) She is too sleepy.
(d) It gives her wild dreams.
13. What does Almeda conclude is her life's work?
(a) To teach.
(b) To be.
(c) To explore.
(d) To write.
14. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
(a) The stench from the swamp.
(b) Jarvis' cruelty toward the woman.
(c) Morning sickness.
(d) The new medication she's taking.
15. For whom does Almeda leave a note?
(a) Her cleaning lady.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Her minister.
Short Answer Questions
1. The newspaper suggests that Almeda's death was due to _____________________.
2. What does Almeda's vulnerability signify to Jarvis?
3. What awakens Almeda with a sense of anxiety?
4. How does the narrator first discover Almeda?
5. For whom is the nerve tonic primarily prescribed?
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