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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the narrator find hanging from a tree?
(a) A dead fish.
(b) Her father.
(c) A torn-up doll.
(d) A dead heron.

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

4. Instead of reading or playing bridge, the group decides to
(a) Tell each other stories about their childhoods.
(b) Have a bonfire.
(c) Hunt for the next day's breakfast.
(d) Smoke pot out by the lake.

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

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

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

8. Paul assumes the narrator is traveling with her husband because
(a) Women are not safe to travel alone in that part of Canada.
(b) She has not told anyone she is divorced.
(c) She is obviously traveling with a man.
(d) She has told him she will bring a man along.

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

10. Though David catches the fish, the narrator must
(a) Provide him with the bait and kill the fish.
(b) Reel it in and kill it.
(c) Hand it over to the Americans.
(d) Throw it back as it is too small.

11. The narrator believes she is a successful children's book illustrator because
(a) She has her own personal style.
(b) She can imitate anything a publisher wants.
(c) She knows what children like.
(d) She is a savvy businesswoman.

12. Reviewing her father's papers, the narrator discovers
(a) Her father had been sending insane letters to scientists.
(b) Her father had been searching out cave paintings.
(c) Her father had begun a career as an artist.
(d) Her father had been trying to publish an article.

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

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

15. In the morning, the narrator and Joe discuss
(a) The narrator's desire to have a child.
(b) The date they will set for their wedding.
(c) David and Anna's marriage.
(d) Who will move out of their shared apartment.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator and her companions are traveling in

2. Who interrupts the narrator in the outhouse and why?

3. The narrator has to ask for directions because

4. The narrator's description of the city they drive through is

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

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