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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. The name of the film David is making is called
(a) Random Samples
(b) Random Places
(c) Samples of Reality
(d) Random Sayings

6. The narrator thinks she cannot communicate with Joe because
(a) She does not know the right language.
(b) She does not want to.
(c) She is afraid he will be violent.
(d) He does not know what he is talking about.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. The narrator decides her childhood was a good one because
(a) There was no war or poverty during her youth.
(b) Anna tells her she should appreciate it.
(c) It was safe and removed from real world events.
(d) It was in Canada rather than America.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. David suggests Americans want the land because

2. What burdensome object has David insisted on bringing in the canoe?

3. The narrator believes Joe first liked her because

4. The others decide they want to

5. David slips in and out of "a yokel dialect," which implies

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