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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Iris keep Laura's notebooks?
(a) A sealed jar.
(b) A steamer trunk.
(c) A drawer.
(d) A coffee can.

2. How did Winifred Griffen Prior die?
(a) Suicide.
(b) Illness.
(c) A fatal fall.
(d) Drowning.

3. What article clothing bothers the man when he and the woman meet at the beginning of chapter 4?
(a) Her hat.
(b) Her stockings.
(c) Her raincoat.
(d) Her dress.

4. What does Iris see hanging from the tree outside her former home?
(a) Toilet paper.
(b) Pantyhose.
(c) A cat.
(d) A man's legs.

5. In the prologue to the novel within the novel, the main character looks at a picture. What is at the center of this picture?
(a) A young boy.
(b) A couple.
(c) Two young girls.
(d) A young girl.

Short Answer Questions

1. Soon after which war did Laura die?

2. How does Iris and Laura's mother die?

3. What is the name of the man Laura meets at the picnic and invites to Avilion for dinner?

4. What is the primary good manufactured by Chase Industries?

5. In the story the man is working on in the end of chapter 6, some explorers unearth an alien from what?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to chapter 6, does the man enjoy writing science fiction stories?

2. How does Iris respond to requests for information about Laura?

3. How does Norval Chase respond to the stock market crash and following economic depression?

4. In chapter 4, X is hired to kill the king. How is X supposed to get close enough to the king to kill him?

5. At the end of chapter 6, the man is writing a story including characters X, Y, Z, and B. What is this story about?

6. In chapter 6, the man and the woman talk about love and the way the man often says that love isn't real. Do you think the man truly believes this?

7. Why is it awkward between Liliana and Norval Chase when he returns from the war?

8. In chapter 4, what is Richard Griffen's stance on creating jobs throughout government stimulus plans implemented in America by Franklin D. Roosevelt?

9. In chapter 5, Laura does something that scares and angers Iris because she thinks it will save her dead mother. What does Laura do?

10. In chapter 1, Iris says "some people can't tell where it hurts. They can't calm down. They can't ever stop howling." Who do you think is/are the "they" she had in mind?

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