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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who hosts a reception for Iris?
(a) Reenie Hincks.
(b) Norval Chase.
(c) Winifred Griffen Prior.
(d) Laura Chase.

2. In the man's story, how are the sacrificial virgins mutilated before their death?
(a) Their ears are cut off so they cannot hear well.
(b) Their tongues are cut out so that they cannot speak.
(c) Their eyes are gouged out so that they cannot see.
(d) Their hands are cut off so that they cannot fight back.

3. Where does the protagonist of the novel within the novel keep the picture at which she looks in the prologue?
(a) In a kitchen drawer.
(b) In a book.
(c) In her sock drawer.
(d) In a cookie tin.

4. Which character is reputed to have authored 'The Blind Assassin'?
(a) Laura Chase.
(b) Reenie Hincks.
(c) Richard Griffen.
(d) Iris Chase Griffen.

5. At the lover's first picnic, what are they eating?
(a) Potato Salad.
(b) Turkey sandwiches.
(c) Watermelon.
(d) Hard-boiled eggs.

6. What item does the man often ask the woman to bring him?
(a) Money.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Copies of his stories.
(d) Cigarettes.

7. What is the real name of the girls' tutor?
(a) Miss Goreham.
(b) Miss Lucifer.
(c) Miss Lockwood.
(d) Miss Screwtape.

8. What does the statue on top of the Chase family monument depict?
(a) Two angels embracing.
(b) Two angels, one leaning against the other.
(c) An angel holding a baby.
(d) One angel blowing a trumpet.

9. What hobby does Iris adopt to pacify Winifred?
(a) Gardening.
(b) Writing.
(c) Philanthropy.
(d) Photography.

10. One of the newspaper articles describes the awarding of a prize for a high school student. For whom is this prize named?
(a) Laura Chase.
(b) Iris Chase Griffen.
(c) Richard Griffen.
(d) Winifred Griffen Prior.

11. What is the name of the assassin sent to kill the king?
(a) Whirlwind of Darkness.
(b) Throat Cutter.
(c) Black Assassin.
(d) X.

12. What word does Richard use to describe the way he feels toward Iris?
(a) Obsessed.
(b) Besotted.
(c) Consumed.
(d) Smitten.

13. About what does the elderly Iris dream at the end of chapter 7?
(a) Sunnyside.
(b) Avilion.
(c) Zycron.
(d) The Xanadu ball.

14. In the story the man is working on in the end of chapter 6, some explorers unearth an alien from what?
(a) An ancient temple.
(b) A grave.
(c) A giant crystal.
(d) A block of ice.

15. Why are the invaders friendly to strangers?
(a) They might be messengers of the gods.
(b) They can use them to gather helpful insider information.
(c) They want to treat others as they want to be treated.
(d) They believe hospitality to be the supreme virtue.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the Chase industries picnic held?

2. Where do the two lovers meet at the beginning of chapter 4?

3. In what country is the novel set?

4. What are the aristocrats called in the man's story?

5. What is the name of the statue commissioned by Norval Chase and the War Memorial Committee?

(see the answer keys)

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