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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the narrator’s mother take her when she was little?
(a) To see Moira.
(b) To a pornography shop.
(c) To a book burning.
(d) To a protest.

2. What does the narrator compare her story to?
(a) A cry in the dark.
(b) A broadcast.
(c) A letter.
(d) A novel.

3. What does the narrator think about first in Chapter 3?
(a) Her future.
(b) Her daughter.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Moira.

4. Where did Moira leave Aunt Elizabeth in Chapter 8?
(a) The washroom.
(b) The gymnasium.
(c) By the boiler.
(d) The dormitory.

5. What is strange about the blankets at the center in Chapter 1?
(a) They are uncomfortable.
(b) They are wool.
(c) They say U.S.
(d) They are comfortable.

6. What did the Commander’s wife used to be?
(a) A preacher.
(b) A TV star.
(c) A movie star.
(d) A televangelist.

7. How old was Offred’s daughter the last time they saw each other?
(a) Eleven.
(b) Eight.
(c) An infant.
(d) Five.

8. What did Moira use as a weapon in Chapter 8?
(a) The boiler.
(b) Part of the toilet.
(c) A bobby pin.
(d) A shoe.

9. Who is Luke?
(a) The chauffeur.
(b) The narrator’s ex.
(c) A guard.
(d) The Commander.

10. What does Offred use the butter for, as described in Chapter 4?
(a) Lotion.
(b) Flavoring.
(c) Shoe polish.
(d) Makeup.

11. As described in Chapter 6, what does the sexual encounter NOT involve?
(a) Holding hands.
(b) The Commander.
(c) Kissing.
(d) The Wife.

12. What language does ‘Mayday’ come from?
(a) German.
(b) French.
(c) English.
(d) Arabic.

13. Who is Offred looking for in Chapter 8?
(a) Alma.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Janine.
(d) Moira.

14. Who does the narrator go shopping with in Chapter 2?
(a) A Martha.
(b) A Guardian.
(c) A Handmaid.
(d) A Wife.

15. According to Chapter 6, when will Offred go to the Commander’s office?
(a) Never.
(b) The next day.
(c) The next evening.
(d) Immediately.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the guards in Chapter 1 have that nobody else does?

2. In Chapter 7, what did the gravestone have engraved on it?

3. How old was Offred’s mother when she had the baby?

4. Who asks if Offred is looking for anyone in Chapter 8?

5. What is written on the pillow that Offred finds in Chapter 4?

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