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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Almeda thinks the items around her ________________.
(a) Are beautiful.
(b) Are shabby.
(c) Come alive.
(d) Are out of style.
2. This is the first time in her life that Almeda __________________________.
(a) Has spent all day in her nightclothes.
(b) Has been drunk.
(c) Has slept all day.
3. What does Jarvis tell the woman at the gate?
(a) To go home where she belongs.
(b) To go to breakfast with the money he gave her.
(c) To get to an AA meeting.
(d) To get to the homeless shelter.
4. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
(a) Learn a second language.
(b) Get higher educations.
(c) Are curious enough to discover clues about people.
(d) Give to charity.
5. What shocks Almeda when she sees the woman?
(a) Her age.
(b) Her primal state.
(c) Her wounds.
(d) Her beauty.
6. Where did the newspaper clippings appear?
(a) The Vidette.
(b) Poetry Monthly.
(c) The Observer.
(d) The Times.
7. Who does Almeda seek out for help with the woman?
(a) Her minister.
(c) The police.
(d) Her next door neighbor.
8. Whose obituary follows Almeda's?
(a) Her father's.
(b) Her cook's.
(d) Queen Aggie.
9. What does Almeda do as she drinks her beverage?
(a) Sits in her dark house.
(b) Reads a magazine.
(c) Talks on the phone.
(d) Browses her book shelves.
10. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
(a) It is too dark.
(b) She has led a sheltered existence.
(c) The woman is not moving.
(d) The woman has soiled herself.
11. What is called into question at the end of the story?
12. What would Almeda like to include in a poem?
(a) A history lesson.
(b) A love story.
(c) All her experiences.
(d) A tragedy.
13. What is happening in the house to mirror Almeda's menstrual flow?
(a) Overflowing grape juice.
(b) A spilled bottle of wine.
(c) Overflowing pitcher of cranberry juice.
(d) A bottle of red wine vinegar.
14. The nerve tonic is meant to __________ Almeda.
15. What does Almeda consider as she sits all day?
(a) Planting a garden.
(b) Writing again.
(c) Getting married.
(d) Getting a job.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the narrator, each __________ may not really matter.
2. The hoodlums supposedly harassed Almeda just like they harassed ___________________.
3. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
4. For whom is the nerve tonic primarily prescribed?
5. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
This section contains 414 words
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