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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
(a) Morning sickness.
(b) The stench from the swamp.
(c) Jarvis' cruelty toward the woman.
(d) The new medication she's taking.
2. To what physical event can Almeda's mental breakthrough be compared?
3. What does Almeda conclude is her life's work?
(a) To teach.
(b) To write.
(c) To explore.
(d) To be.
4. What literary technique does the author use to compare the flow of Almeda's emotional pain to a river?
5. The narrator has _____________ many details of the story.
(d) Guessed on.
6. What makes Almeda content?
(a) Figuring out her life's work.
(c) Reading love stories.
(d) Taking the nerve tonic.
7. The nerve tonic is meant to __________ Almeda.
8. The second news clipping reports ________________.
(a) Almeda's poetry award.
(b) Almeda's philanthropy.
(c) Jarvis and Almeda's wedding.
(d) Jarvis Poulter's death.
9. What does Jarvis decide to do with Almeda?
(a) He decides to give her stock tips.
(b) He decides to court her.
(c) He decides to go into business with her.
(d) He decides to fix her up with a friend.
10. Why does Almeda stop taking the nerve medicine?
(a) She gets jittery.
(b) It makes her nauseous.
(c) It gives her wild dreams.
(d) She is too sleepy.
11. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
(a) Learn a second language.
(b) Are curious enough to discover clues about people.
(c) Get higher educations.
(d) Give to charity.
12. Section 6 is told via what format?
(c) Newspaper clippings.
(d) Journal entries.
13. For whom does Almeda leave a note?
(a) Her cleaning lady.
(b) Her minister.
(c) Her sister.
14. What is happening in the house to mirror Almeda's menstrual flow?
(a) A spilled bottle of wine.
(b) A bottle of red wine vinegar.
(c) Overflowing pitcher of cranberry juice.
(d) Overflowing grape juice.
15. The narrator thinks it is fair to _______________.
(a) Assume some things.
(b) Create high drama.
(c) Bend the truth.
(d) Fictionalize a person.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of jelly does Almeda decide to make one day?
2. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
3. What does Almeda put into her beverage?
4. Who does Almeda visit in Section 4.
5. What overflows in Almeda's house?
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