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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens between the narrator and Joe while picking blueberries?
(a) The narrator tells Joe she is in love with someone else.
(b) The narrator tells Joe she is returning to her husband.
(c) Joe proposes and the narrator refuses.
(d) Joe breaks up with the narrator.

2. The narrator is trying to decide
(a) Whether she loved her first husband.
(b) Whether she loves Joe.
(c) Whether she loved her parents.
(d) Whether she is falling in love with David.

3. What does the narrator notice about the fountain in town?
(a) It is in a different place than she remembers.
(b) It is not as big as she remembers it.
(c) The dolphins are missing.
(d) The cherub in the middle is missing half its face.

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

5. When Paul sees the narrator
(a) He confronts her angrily.
(b) He denies having written her.
(c) He runs to greet her.
(d) He does not recognize her.

6. The narrator's insistence that does not know the right languages or dialects supports the idea that
(a) She has never been a good student.
(b) She struggles to interpret foreigners.
(c) She struggles to communicate with others.
(d) She was isolated from French speakers as a child.

7. David and Anna seem to communicate by
(a) Teasing or ignoring each other.
(b) Exchanging silent looks.
(c) Fighting agressively at all times.
(d) Telling others what they think of each other.

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

9. During her visit with Paul, the narrator flashes back on
(a) Her last visit with her father.
(b) Her last visit with her dying mother.
(c) Her last visit with her ex-husband and child.
(d) Her last visit to the lake.

10. What is significant about the narrator's brother drowning?
(a) The narrator never gets a chance to know him.
(b) He is looking up out of the water.
(c) He develops a lifelong fear of water.
(d) He does not die, but is saved by his mother.

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

12. The narrator's description of the city they drive through is
(a) Sophisticated and upscale.
(b) Bleak and depressing.
(c) Bright and cheerful.
(d) Dark and dangerous.

13. What is Bill Malmstrom's purpose in visiting the island?
(a) He wants to buy the narrator's property.
(b) He wants to seize the land for the government.
(c) He wants to scare the narrator into leaving.
(d) He wants to search for the narrator's father.

14. Who arrives on the island at the start of the chapter?
(a) Paul and Bill Malmstrom.
(b) Paul and the narrator's father.
(c) Paul and Evans.
(d) Paul and his wife.

15. The narrator tells Paul
(a) That her father has gone insane.
(b) That her father has returned to the island.
(c) That her father is probably dead.
(d) That her father is away on a trip.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator afraid will happen if she leaves her scrapbooks out around the others?

2. The narrator discovers Anna

3. Though the narrator has memorized survival guides, she realizes that it is still possible

4. The narrator takes her guests to visit what local oddity?

5. None of the others ask the narrator where she is going or what she is doing, which suggests

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