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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The second news clipping reports ________________.
(a) Almeda's philanthropy.
(b) Jarvis Poulter's death.
(c) Almeda's poetry award.
(d) Jarvis and Almeda's wedding.
2. For whom is the nerve tonic primarily prescribed?
(a) Married women.
(c) Senior citizens.
(d) Young girls.
3. Which of the following does Jarvis not note about Almeda this morning?
(a) She is vulnerable.
(b) She is defiant.
(c) She is in her night clothes.
(d) Her hair is undone.
4. What information about Almeda is published in the local paper?
(a) Her wedding announcement.
(b) Her obituary.
(c) Her poetry award.
(d) Her engagement picture.
5. To what does Almeda attribute her ill feelings this morning?
(a) Food intolerance.
(b) The flu.
6. Why can Almeda not discern that the woman at the gate is drunk and not dead?
(a) She has led a sheltered existence.
(b) The woman is not moving.
(c) It is too dark.
(d) The woman has soiled herself.
7. Where was Almeda buried?
(a) She was cremated and her ashes scattered.
(b) A cemetery for Canadian poets.
(c) At the mouth of the Meneseteung River.
(d) The Roth family gravesite.
8. What does Almeda's vulnerability signify to Jarvis?
(a) She is suitable for marriage.
(b) She is dramatic.
(c) She is weak.
(d) She is hysterical.
9. What does Jarvis decide to do with Almeda?
(a) He decides to court her.
(b) He decides to give her stock tips.
(c) He decides to fix her up with a friend.
(d) He decides to go into business with her.
10. What would Almeda like to include in a poem?
(a) A love story.
(b) All her experiences.
(c) A tragedy.
(d) A history lesson.
11. What makes Almeda content?
(b) Reading love stories.
(c) Figuring out her life's work.
(d) Taking the nerve tonic.
12. What revelation does the narrator share about Almeda's story?
(a) It is unclear if the story actually happened this way.
(b) Almeda is a completely fictional character.
(c) Jarvis never existed.
(d) Almeda is still alive.
13. In which room does Almeda sit all day?
(a) The parlor.
(b) Her bedroom.
(c) The dining room.
(d) The kitchen.
14. For whom does Almeda leave a note?
(b) Her minister.
(c) Her cleaning lady.
(d) Her sister.
15. From where did the narrator get the information to write the story?
(a) Historical clues.
(b) Personal interviews.
(c) Family albums.
(d) Newspaper clippings.
Short Answer Questions
1. The narrator has _____________ many details of the story.
2. Whose obituary follows Almeda's?
3. What does Jarvis tell the woman at the gate?
4. What overflows in Almeda's house?
5. How often does Almeda take the nerve medicine?
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