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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. When the narrator visits her mother in the hospital, she informs her mother that
(a) She is living with a man who is not her husband.
(b) She will not be attending the funeral.
(c) She is never returning to Canada.
(d) She is divorced and has abandoned her child.

5. The narrator reveals that she has not visited her parents here because
(a) She always felt out of place here.
(b) She thought her parents would live forever.
(c) There would be too many explanations.
(d) There would be too much to forgive.

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

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

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

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

10. David blames the changes in the town and the negative outcomes on
(a) Americans and capitalism.
(b) Changing times.
(c) Changing values.
(d) Fascism.

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

12. The narrator believes her father
(a) Has died out on the lake.
(b) Will be waiting for her when she arrives.
(c) Does not want to be found.
(d) Will be furious with her for staying away so long.

13. What new structure has invaded the narrator's hometown?
(a) A motel.
(b) A fountain.
(c) A bowling alley.
(d) A restaurant.

14. The fact that the narrator cannot speak the language of her hometown suggests
(a) She rejects the idea that she is French Canadian.
(b) She does not fully identify with it, and does not feel understood.
(c) She does not care about communicating with her parents' friends.
(d) She feels foreign.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the subjects of the narrator's drawings in her scrapbooks?

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

3. On the lake the narrator feels a sense of

4. Flashing back on her first husband, the narrator states

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

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