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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is happening in the house to mirror Almeda's menstrual flow?
(a) A spilled bottle of wine.
(b) Overflowing pitcher of cranberry juice.
(c) Overflowing grape juice.
(d) A bottle of red wine vinegar.
2. What does Almeda do when trying to decide how to handle the situation outside her house?
(a) Paces the floor.
(b) Turns off all the lights.
(c) Falls asleep.
(d) Calls the police.
3. Whose obituary follows Almeda's?
(a) Queen Aggie.
(b) Her cook's.
(c) Her father's.
4. What does Almeda see when she looks outside her window?
(a) A man beating a woman.
(b) A man's body lying in the street.
(c) Someone being mugged.
(d) A car accident.
5. Who does Almeda visit in Section 4.
6. According to the narrator, Almeda is _____________________.
(a) Completely unique.
(d) One of thousands of women.
7. What can happen when people research history?
(a) They can tell too much.
(b) They can come to the wrong conclusions.
(c) They can destroy the facts.
(d) They can withhold their findings.
8. What makes Almeda content?
(a) Taking the nerve tonic.
(b) Reading love stories.
(c) Figuring out her life's work.
9. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
(a) Jarvis' cruelty toward the woman.
(b) The stench from the swamp.
(c) The new medication she's taking.
(d) Morning sickness.
10. What does Almeda put on her front door?
(a) A Christmas decoration.
(b) A bell.
(c) A note.
(d) A Halloween decoration.
11. For whom does Almeda leave a note?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her cleaning lady.
(d) Her minister.
12. What does the narrator hope to find at the end of the story?
(a) Almeda's grave.
(b) Jarvis Poulter's grave.
(c) The Meneseteung River.
(d) Almeda's house.
13. Which of the following is not a state into which Almeda goes as a result of the nerve tonic?
(d) Higher creativity.
14. 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 has soiled herself.
(d) The woman is not moving.
15. The narrator feels that there are not enough people who _______________________.
(a) Learn a second language.
(b) Give to charity.
(c) Get higher educations.
(d) Are curious enough to discover clues about people.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Almeda conclude is her life's work?
2. What does Jarvis do to the woman at the gate?
3. The narrator admits to the possibility of ___________ in the story.
4. The narrator could not possibly know ________________________.
5. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
This section contains 431 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)