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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The description of the tourists who visit the town implies
(a) The narrator appreciates their contribution to the town.
(b) The narrator feels hatred and hostility toward them.
(c) The narrator is indifferent to their presence.
(d) The narrator feels they are imposters.

2. The narrator describes her job as
(a) Awkward and ill-fitting, like an artificial limb.
(b) Important and undervalued.
(c) Appropriate and tailored to her, like a well-made suit.
(d) Pretentious and worldly.

3. What does the narrator say she should have studied instead of art?
(a) History.
(b) Botany.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Linguistics.

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

5. The others agree to wait at the motel because
(a) They just want to have fun and drink beer.
(b) They want to avoid an emotional situation with the narrator.
(c) They know the narrator wants to get away from them.
(d) They are not welcome in the town.

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

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

8. The narrator remembers a tugboat with a house on it that appealed to her because
(a) She could escape her parents with a boat like that.
(b) Her goal was to live on the water.
(c) The people on the boat seemed to be having fun.
(d) She could move any time she wished, taking only the people she wanted to be around.

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

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

11. The narrator believes her parents never took down the chicken-wire enclosure because
(a) It was now used to enclose the garden.
(b) They were always keeping useless things.
(c) They used it to catch rabbits.
(d) They anticipated grandchildren.

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

13. 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 Americans have interrupted their progress.
(d) The canoe is too heavy.

14. The narrator finally tells Anna
(a) That she has been married and has a child.
(b) That Joe has proposed.
(c) That her father is probably dead.
(d) That she wants to leave the island.

15. The narrator discovers Anna
(a) Putting on her make-up early in the morning.
(b) Sneaking a cigarette outside.
(c) Weeding the garden for her.
(d) Digging through her old scrapbooks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Though David catches the fish, the narrator must

2. At the end of the chapter, the author compares an unborn child to

3. What information does Anna share with the narrator?

4. The narrator and her companions are traveling in

5. Paul assumes the narrator is traveling with her husband because

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