Onset, Chapter 1
1. In the first line of the book, when does the narrator say the story of Zenia ought to begin?
(a) When Zenia turned twenty-five.
(b) When Zenia first met West.
(c) When Zenia moved to Toronto.
(d) When Zenia began.
2. At the beginning of Chapter 1, what does Tony equate to a European print in which "something ordinary but horrifying is taking place"?
(a) Tony's own art work.
(b) Zenia's beginning.
(c) Tony's marriage.
(d) Zenia's family.
3. At the beginning of Chapter 1, what has been erased, bandaged over and deliberately snarled?
(a) Roz's marriage to Mitch.
(b) Tony's career.
(c) Zenia's accounts of herself.
(d) Tony's marriage to West.
4. What does Tony say at the beginning of Chapter 1 that Zenia would do "earnestly, with a catch in her voice, a quaver of suppressed grief, or... haltingly, as if confessing"?
(d) Beg for forgiveness.
5. In Chapter 1, what does Tony say comes unraveled if you "pick any strand and snip"?
(a) Zenia's love for West.
(c) Roz's knitting.
(d) Tony's life.
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