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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. The narrator thinks it is fair to _______________.
(a) Bend the truth.
(b) Create high drama.
(c) Assume some things.
(d) Fictionalize a person.
3. Who does Almeda visit in Section 4.
4. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
(a) Are curious enough to discover clues about people.
(b) Get higher educations.
(c) Give to charity.
(d) Learn a second language.
5. On what does Almeda sit?
(a) Her bed.
(b) Lots of pillows.
(c) The floor.
(d) A divan.
6. According to the narrator, Almeda is _____________________.
(a) Completely unique.
(d) One of thousands of women.
7. What does Almeda see when she looks outside her window?
(a) A man beating a woman.
(b) Someone being mugged.
(c) A man's body lying in the street.
(d) A car accident.
8. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
(a) It is too dark.
(b) The woman is not moving.
(c) She has led a sheltered existence.
(d) The woman has soiled herself.
9. What is called into question at the end of the story?
10. What can Almeda hear outside her house?
(d) Street vendors.
11. For whom is the nerve tonic primarily prescribed?
(b) Young girls.
(c) Married women.
(d) Senior citizens.
12. How does the narrator first discover Almeda?
(a) In Canadian history books.
(b) In her book.
(c) In a famly album.
(d) In historical records.
13. In what country is the Meneseteung River located?
(b) United States.
(c) Great Britain.
14. What does Jarvis do to the woman at the gate?
(a) Throws water on her.
(b) Helps her up.
(c) Kicks her.
(d) Spits on her.
15. Where does the narrator go at the end of the story?
(a) The Roth family gravesite.
(b) Ontario Bureau of Genealogy.
(c) The Library of Congress.
(d) The local library.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Almeda conclude is her life's work?
2. The narrator claims that the wrong conclusions may have been made about ________________.
3. What revelation does the narrator share about Almeda's story?
4. Who does Almeda seek out for help with the woman?
5. What does the doctor think would make Almeda feel better?
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