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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the start of the chapter, the narrator resolves
(a) That she has done all she can, and no one can expect more from her.
(b) That she has to leave the island immediately.
(c) That she must keep looking for her father no matter what.
(d) That she will marry Joe if he asks her.

2. David is most interested in
(a) Fishing.
(b) Listening to the radio.
(c) Swimming.
(d) Reading.

3. The narrator reports that she is beginning to suspect
(a) That she cannot communicate in English.
(b) That her father is alive.
(c) That her head and body are somehow separate.
(d) That she is somehow different from her guests.

4. What is suggested by the fact that the narrator describes Anna as her best woman friend, though they've know each other only two months?
(a) The narrator does not have many female friends.
(b) The narrator and Anna have many things in common.
(c) The narrator does not like people.
(d) The narrator and Anna have actually known each other much longer.

5. The narrator decides that everything she values about Joe is
(a) Debatable.
(b) Psychological.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Physical.

6. The canoe trip is difficult for the group because
(a) The wind is strong and the group is inexperienced.
(b) David and Joe cannot be trusted.
(c) The canoe is too heavy.
(d) The Americans have interrupted their progress.

7. When the women discuss birth control, the narrator suggests
(a) That women had no choice but to risk their health by taking the pill.
(b) That women had defied men by refusing to take the piill.
(c) That Joe and David did not care about the physical risks to the women.
(d) That sex without risk or consequences is unnatural.

8. Instead of reading or playing bridge, the group decides to
(a) Smoke pot out by the lake.
(b) Hunt for the next day's breakfast.
(c) Tell each other stories about their childhoods.
(d) Have a bonfire.

9. The narrator says her father's house is difficult to find because
(a) No one really wants to find him.
(b) Camouflage was one of his best abilities.
(c) Evans keeps taking wrong turns.
(d) Neighbors were a nuisance to him.

10. The narrator pretends she is working so she can
(a) Hide from David and Joe.
(b) Have some quiet inside the cabin.
(c) Look through her father's papers again.
(d) Avoid Anna's embarrassing confessions.

11. What question does the narrator recall asking her husband on their wedding day?
(a) Aren't I good enough for you?
(b) Why can't we just go on like before?
(c) Why are you doing this to me?
(d) Do you feel better?

12. What change is developing in the narrator's relationship with Joe?
(a) The narrator is beginning is to see that she no longer wants to be in the relationship.
(b) The narrator has decided she loves Joe.
(c) The narrator is willing to wait to see if she loves him.
(d) The narrator has decided that she wants a marriage like David and Anna's.

13. What does David want to do with the fish in the morning?
(a) Film it for Random Samples.
(b) Cook it over an open fire.
(c) Take a photo with it.
(d) Bury it for fertilizer.

14. Flashing back on her first husband, the narrator states
(a) He was an inexperienced woodsman.
(b) The failure of their marriage was entirely his fault.
(c) She believes she never loved him.
(d) She will never trust the word "love" again.

15. The repetition of the word "echoes" in the last paragraph suggests
(a) Repeating or revisiting the past.
(b) Refusing to hear others properly.
(c) Having one's own words thrown back at them.
(d) Making the same mistakes over and over again.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator believes Joe first liked her because

2. The narrator finally tells Anna

3. What new structure has invaded the narrator's hometown?

4. The others agree to wait at the motel because

5. In the flashback about her mother, the narrator reveals

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