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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was Quintana born?
(a) Fullerton.
(b) Holmby Hills.
(c) Santa Monica.
(d) Malibu.

2. Where did John take Quintana so Joan could finish her first column for "Life"?
(a) Honolulu Zoo.
(b) Waikiki Aquarium.
(c) Out to eat.
(d) A playground.

3. In her reading, what did Joan learn was the mortality rate for those who had fixed and dilated pupils?
(a) 63 percent.
(b) 75 percent.
(c) 55 percent.
(d) 48 percent.

4. What was the date of John and Joan's wedding?
(a) January 30, 1964.
(b) March 15, 1965.
(c) April 12, 1965.
(d) June 29, 1964.

5. What type of drink did Joan get John when they came from visiting Quintana?
(a) Vodka.
(b) Martini.
(c) Scotch.
(d) Rum.

6. What did Joan wear to her wedding?
(a) A white suit.
(b) A short white silk dress.
(c) A cream colored dress.
(d) A long white dress.

7. On what floor of the hospital was the ICU located where Quintana was a patient when John died?
(a) 8th floor.
(b) 3rd floor.
(c) 4th floor.
(d) 6th floor.

8. How long were the paramedics in Joan's apartment?
(a) 70 minutes.
(b) 45 minutes.
(c) 50 minutes.
(d) 65 minutes.

9. What radio station did Joan listen to when she lived in California?
(a) KELT.
(b) KYIX.
(c) KNZR.
(d) KRLA.

10. Who wrote "A Grief Observed"?
(a) C.S. Lewis.
(b) H. Norman Wright.
(c) Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
(d) Martha Whitmore.

11. When Quintana was in the ICU at UCLA, what program did Joan listen to on the radio?
(a) Morning Becomes Eclectic.
(b) All Things Considered.
(c) All Songs Considered.
(d) From the Top.

12. Which drug company manufactured the drug that Quintana was given to treat sepsis?
(a) Eli Lilly.
(b) Pfizer.
(c) GlaxoSmithKline.
(d) Roche.

13. Before Quintana became ill, where had she and her husband planned to spend Christmas night and a few days?
(a) Connecticut.
(b) Maine.
(c) Vermont.
(d) Massachusetts.

14. Which of Joan's novels used an incident about a woman whose abortion was paid for by the district attorney's office?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Slouching Towards Bethlehem.
(c) Salvador.
(d) Play It As It Lays.

15. When were the 2004 Academy Awards held?
(a) March 4.
(b) March 11.
(c) February 18.
(d) February 29.

Short Answer Questions

1. What day of the week did John die?

2. What type of clothing did Joan buy to wear in Los Angeles?

3. What Matthew Arnold poem did Joan mention reading in Chapter 4?

4. Where was the funeral for John held?

5. What did Quintana wear to her wedding?

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