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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator believes Joe first liked her because
(a) She does not drink alcohol.
(b) She expresses no emotion.
(c) She has distanced herself from her family.
(d) She is an artist.

2. The narrator reveals that she has not visited her parents here because
(a) She always felt out of place here.
(b) There would be too many explanations.
(c) She thought her parents would live forever.
(d) There would be too much to forgive.

3. The narrator compares Anna's cries to
(a) The cries of the heron.
(b) An animal's when caught in a trap.
(c) The sounds of the woodland animals.
(d) A cry for help from God.

4. David suggests Americans want the land because
(a) They have run out of land for their factories.
(b) They can not settle the wilderness by themselves.
(c) They have used up all their fresh water and will have to move north.
(d) They have always wanted to own Canada too.

5. What information does Anna share with the narrator?
(a) That David's flirtation is really all about her, not the narrator.
(b) That David is in love with the narrator.
(c) That she has frequently been unfaithful to David.
(d) That she and David are not happily married.

6. What does the narrator's mother tell her when she asks where dead people go?
(a) She says he would go to the graveyard.
(b) She says he would go to heaven.
(c) She says she does not know.
(d) She says he would still be there in spirit.

7. After reviewing her father's papers, the narrator decides
(a) Her father had been an artist too.
(b) Her father had been hired to write another report.
(c) Her father had gone insane.
(d) Her father had some secret purpose she must discover.

8. The narrator decides it would be easy for a person who is hiding to
(a) Avoid those searching for him or her.
(b) Find their true self.
(c) Survive on plants and roots.
(d) Set traps for the searchers.

9. At the end of the chapter the narrator describes herself as
(a) Bleeding and in pain.
(b) Numb and detached.
(c) A magician.
(d) Without words to describe her feelings.

10. David blames the changes in the town and the negative outcomes on
(a) Changing values.
(b) Fascism.
(c) Americans and capitalism.
(d) Changing times.

11. What is the narrator afraid will happen if she leaves her scrapbooks out around the others?
(a) She is afraid the others will think her family is odd.
(b) She is afraid the others will judge her drawings.
(c) She is afraid the others will spy on her.
(d) She is afraid the others will guess what has happened to her father.

12. At the gas station, the narrator is embarrassed when her friends
(a) Take pictures of the locals without asking.
(b) Take what they want without buying anything.
(c) Use curse words in front of the locals.
(d) Admire the moose dressed as people.

13. Along the journey in the lake the narrator sees
(a) A paper company cutting down trees.
(b) Construction workers building on the lake.
(c) Surveyors looking over her land.
(d) Surveyors plotting to raise the lake for use as a reservoir.

14. At the end of the chapter the narrator decides
(a) Her father must have been killed by the Americans.
(b) She will burn her father's drawings and leave him in peace on the island.
(c) She will take her father's drawings to the police.
(d) She will find her father no matter what it costs her.

15. In the morning, the narrator and Joe discuss
(a) Who will move out of their shared apartment.
(b) The narrator's desire to have a child.
(c) The date they will set for their wedding.
(d) David and Anna's marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the start of the chapter, the narrator resolves

2. David wants to stay on the island

3. What happens between the narrator and Joe while picking blueberries?

4. Because Anna is angry with him, David comments on

5. The narrator's description of the city they drive through is

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