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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. David wants to stay on the island
(a) To find the narrator's father.
(b) To be alone with the narrator.
(c) To do some fishing.
(d) To escape his responsibilities.

3. The narrator and her companions are traveling in
(a) Mexico.
(b) Canada.
(c) The United States.
(d) France.

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

5. In school pictures, the narrator's face was always
(a) Serious and frowning.
(b) Smiling and happy.
(c) Front and center.
(d) Blurred or turned away.

6. At the end of the chapter the narrator reveals the attitude that
(a) She believes she is her brother's keeper.
(b) She wants to be in a good marriage.
(c) She prefers to tell people her feelings.
(d) She prefers to let others take care of their own problems.

7. On the lake the narrator feels a sense of
(a) Fear and foreboding.
(b) Cautiousness.
(c) Love and longing for her family.
(d) Peace and homecoming.

8. The narrator takes her guests to visit what local oddity?
(a) The motel.
(b) The bottle house.
(c) The teepee.
(d) The fountain.

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

10. David slips in and out of "a yokel dialect," which implies
(a) He has contempt for the town and the people.
(b) He does not know they speak French in Canada.
(c) He came from the country originally.
(d) His identity is flexible as well.

11. As she travels through the town, the narrator feels
(a) No nostalgia or emotion of any kind.
(b) Sorry that she ever left for the city.
(c) Overwhelmed with love.
(d) Angry that so much has changed.

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

13. The first danger the group encounters is
(a) The American fishermen.
(b) The slippery, rotted dock.
(c) The narrator's insane father.
(d) The grizzly bears.

14. The narrator has to ask for directions because
(a) The area has changed since she visited last.
(b) All the new roads have confused her.
(c) They have arrived in the wrong town.
(d) She can't remember where she lived.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator feels the others will not understand her search for her father because

2. The fishing trip is cut short when

3. What change is developing in the narrator's relationship with Joe?

4. The narrator believes her father

5. The narrator has identified two different women in town known as Madame because

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