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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. Why does Avel often communicate with his sisters?
(a) They are on the board of Ames Grains.
(b) They take care of his ailing mother.
(c) They put on many charity events.
(d) They all live together.

2. What will Harriet learn at the music school?
(a) Piano, clarinet, and singing.
(b) Timpani drum, xylophone, and singing.
(c) Violin, cello, and singing.
(d) Trumpet, harp, and singing.

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

4. What does Patty Jane name her daughter?
(a) Nelly.
(b) Nina.
(c) Nora.
(d) Natasha.

5. How does Harriet learn about Avel's plane crash?
(a) Harriet hears his name read out on the radio.
(b) His sisters tell Harriet.
(c) By reading about it in the paper.
(d) A police officer telephones her.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where do Avel and Harriet go after the event in Chapter 8?

3. What is Ione pleased by in Chapter 3?

4. What is the crazy woman arguing with the clerk at the store about in Chapter 7?

5. What event takes place the night before Avel leaves for South America?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Patty Jane act toward others as Thor's absence draws on? Who does Avel bring to help Patty Jane in Chapter 8?

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

3. Why are Thor and Harriet not thrilled about Patty Jane's pregnancy?

4. What do we find out about Nora's father in the prologue?

5. What does Patty Jane announce to Thor on the morning after their wedding? How do people react to the announcement?

6. How does Patty Jane act after Thor's disappearance?

7. What does Avel send Patty Jane in Chapter 9? What does she do with it?

8. What happens two days after Thor goes missing? What does Avel do to find Thor?

9. Who is at the store when Harriet and Ione go to get cigarettes in Chapter 7?

10. What memory does Nora recall about her mother and a man at a drugstore in the prologue?

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