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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the crazy woman do before walking away in Chapter 7?
(a) She pushes her purchases onto the floor.
(b) She shouts at Harriet.
(c) She kicks the clerk.
(d) She knocks over a display case.

2. Why is Harriet writing a song in Chapter 9?
(a) To teach to Nora.
(b) As part of a school assignment.
(c) To sing to Avel at their wedding.
(d) To enter in a contest.

3. How does Avel get on in South America?
(a) He has a terrifying time.
(b) He has a wonderful time.
(c) He has a stressful time.
(d) He has a horrible time.

4. Why is Patty Jane angry at Thor in Chapter 6?
(a) He has been spending too much money.
(b) He asked Harriet to stop visiting so frequently.
(c) He has been seeing another woman.
(d) He refuses to talk about the baby.

5. What is Ione pleased by in Chapter 3?
(a) Patty Jane's and Thor's open affection.
(b) Thor's work ethic.
(c) Patty Jane's good sense.
(d) Harriet's kindness toward her sister.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Harriet?

2. From which country have many of the residents of the community immigrated from?

3. What kind of vehicle were the couples going to use on New Year's Eve in Chapter 4?

4. What is Thor's last name?

5. How are the two women that Avel and Thor spend time with in Chapter 4 described?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Harriet awake in Chapter 17? How does she figure out how she got to this place? What does Harriet realize when she looks at the newspaper?

2. How does Avel set off a fight at a bar on New Year's Eve?

3. What is the cause of the argument between Patty Jane and Thor in the grocery store?

4. What does Harriet realize about drinking in Chapter 14? How does Patty Jane react when Harriet returns home drunk?

5. What news do Patty Jane and Harriet each receive in Chapter 10?

6. Where is "Patty Jane's House of Curl" set? What is the community like?

7. What has happened to the House of Curl in the Epilogue?

8. What does Ione organize for the night before Avel is to leave for South America? What does Patty Jane tell Avel to do on that night?

9. What happens to Harriet while she is riding on a bus in Chapter 14? Where does Harriet go afterward?

10. What does Patty Jane decide to do at the House of Curl in Chapter 12?

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