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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The narrator admits to the possibility of ___________ in the story.
(b) High drama.
(c) Poetic license.
2. The literary device in which Almeda experiences delirium with a tonic meant to produce calm is called what?
3. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
(a) It is too dark.
(b) The woman has soiled herself.
(c) She has led a sheltered existence.
(d) The woman is not moving.
4. What does Jarvis do to the woman at the gate?
(a) Helps her up.
(b) Spits on her.
(c) Throws water on her.
(d) Kicks her.
5. What does Almeda assume about the woman slumped against her gate?
(a) She is a prostitute.
(b) She is dead.
(c) She is drunk.
(d) She is homeless.
6. What is called into question at the end of the story?
7. The narrator could not possibly know ________________________.
(a) Almeda's thoughts.
(b) What church Almeda attended.
(c) What Almeda wore.
(d) What Almeda wrote.
8. Who does Almeda seek out for help with the woman?
(b) Her next door neighbor.
(c) Her minister.
(d) The police.
9. Which of the following is not a state into which Almeda goes as a result of the nerve tonic?
(d) Higher creativity.
10. From where did the narrator get the information to write the story?
(a) Personal interviews.
(b) Family albums.
(c) Historical clues.
(d) Newspaper clippings.
11. What does Almeda consider as she sits all day?
(a) Getting married.
(b) Writing again.
(c) Getting a job.
(d) Planting a garden.
12. What does Almeda leave the hot, cooked grapes in overnight?
(b) Food strainer.
(c) Big bowls.
(d) Cheesecloth bag.
13. What does Jarvis' callous behavior show to Almeda?
(a) He is foul-mouthed.
(b) She is no longer interested in him.
(c) He is very strong.
(d) He is a man's man.
14. Where did the newspaper clippings appear?
(a) The Times.
(b) Poetry Monthly.
(c) The Vidette.
(d) The Observer.
15. In what year did Almeda die?
Short Answer Questions
1. In addition to the woman's primitive presence, what else sickens Almeda this morning?
2. What revelation does the narrator share about Almeda's story?
3. What does the narrator say about life?
4. On what does Almeda sit?
5. What kind of jelly does Almeda decide to make one day?
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