The Thirteenth Tale Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Diane Setterfield
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One, Beginnings: Arrival and Meeting Miss Winter.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many different (untrue) versions of her life has Ms. Winter told to reporters and interviewers?
(a) Seven.
(b) Three.
(c) Zero. She has only told the truth about herself.
(d) Nineteen.

2. What promise does Margaret ask of Winter before committing to the writing of her biography?
(a) Winter must be willing to offer editing and writing advice for Margaret's own writing.
(b) Margaret must be allowed to have freedom to come and go from the house.
(c) Winter must tell Margaret three facts that can be validated in public record.
(d) Winter must let them write outside in the garden, in the flowers.

3. What is the phrase from the letter Margaret has received that keeps running through Margaret's mind?
(a) "You alone can help me."
(b) "I need to find myself."
(c) "Tell me the truth."
(d) "Authors are liars."

4. As Margaret settles into her bedroom on her first night in Vida Winter's house, she rearranges which aspect of the bedroom?
(a) She moves the heavy chair nearer to the fireplace in order to stay warm.
(b) She takes down the heavy curtains from the windows.
(c) A picture on the wall troubles her, so she turns it around to face the wall.
(d) The canopy bed frightens her because she cannot see into the room, so she removes the curtain.

5. What is Margaret's opinion about Vida Winter's writing?
(a) She likes the writing, but has no interest in meeting WInter.
(b) She is frustrated by the happy endings and predictable plots.
(c) She loves it, and spends days doing nothing else but reading Winter's books.
(d) She is surprised that Winter seems to have stolen one on Margaret's stories.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is surprising about the appearance of the letter for Margaret?

2. The following can be said about the bookshop:

3. What is the landscape like on the trip north to Vida Winter's house?

4. Margaret says of herself, "gradually, my reading became less random." What becomes the primary interest, or focus, of her reading?

5. What is peculiar about the many interviews given by Vida Winter?

(see the answer key)

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