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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Almeda stop taking the nerve medicine?
(a) It gives her wild dreams.
(b) It makes her nauseous.
(c) She gets jittery.
(d) She is too sleepy.
2. According to the narrator, each __________ may not really matter.
3. What does Almeda put into her beverage?
(b) Nerve medicine.
4. The narrator claims that the wrong conclusions may have been made about ________________.
(d) Queen Aggie.
5. The narrator has _____________ many details of the story.
(d) Guessed on.
6. Which of the following does Jarvis not do at Almeda's house this morning?
(a) Retreat without knocking.
(b) Retrieve a note.
(c) Come onto the porch.
(d) Knock on the door.
7. What can happen when people research history?
(a) They can come to the wrong conclusions.
(b) They can tell too much.
(c) They can withhold their findings.
(d) They can destroy the facts.
8. The literary device in which Almeda experiences delirium with a tonic meant to produce calm is called what?
9. What does the doctor prescribe for Almeda?
(a) Milk of Magnesia.
(c) Vitamin C.
(d) Nerve medicine.
10. What does Almeda think she hears outside?
(a) A gunshot.
(b) Someone being murdered.
(c) A street light being broken.
(d) A rock thrown through her window.
11. 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 has soiled herself.
(c) The woman is not moving.
(d) It is too dark.
12. What does Almeda plan to do with the jelly?
(a) Give it to a church fundraiser.
(b) Donate it to food banks.
(c) Sell it to gift shops.
(d) Give it away as Christmas gifts.
13. What does Almeda see at her gate?
(a) The body of a woman.
(b) A mob.
(c) A baby in a basket.
(d) A gun.
14. What does Almeda's vulnerability signify to Jarvis?
(a) She is dramatic.
(b) She is suitable for marriage.
(c) She is hysterical.
(d) She is weak.
15. What is happening in the house to mirror Almeda's menstrual flow?
(a) Overflowing pitcher of cranberry juice.
(b) A spilled bottle of wine.
(c) A bottle of red wine vinegar.
(d) Overflowing grape juice.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can Almeda hear outside her house?
2. What does Almeda decide to call her poem?
3. Which of the following does the doctor not recommend for Almeda?
4. How does the narrator first discover Almeda?
5. Who does Almeda seek out for help with the woman?
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