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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. Prior to working at "The New Yorker," where did John's editor work?
(a) Random House.
(b) Harcourt, Brace & Co.
(c) University of Chicago Press.
(d) Oxford University Press.

2. When was the last time that Joan covered a convention at Madison Square Garden?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1984.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1996.

3. What might Quintana and Gerry do during the weekend while Quintana was at Rusk?
(a) Go for a walk in a nearby park.
(b) Go to lunch and a movie.
(c) Walk around the hospital.
(d) Play card games in her room.

4. How much snow fell on Joan's birthday in 2003?
(a) 9 inches.
(b) 7 inches.
(c) 2 inches.
(d) 5 inches.

5. From where did Joan order her ham for the holidays in 2004?
(a) Citarella.
(b) Garden of Eden.
(c) Market Gourmet.
(d) Figi's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Euripedes' plays did Joan feel that she must reread?

2. What was the name of John's brother Nick's wife?

3. What was the date of Joan's birthday?

4. When the air ambulance that was to transport Quintana had mechanical difficulties, where did it land?

5. How old was Joan when she despised the book "Leftover Life to Kill"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were some things that John said that Joan should or should not do if something happened to him?

2. Why did it take so long for Joan to receive a copy of John's autopsy?

3. What did Joan do in the summer when she began feeling fragile and unstable?

4. Why did Joan use to tell John her dreams.

5. What book did Joan receive from Princeton late in the summer?

6. Why did Quintana refer to her memory as "mudgy"?

7. After reading the autopsy report, what did Joan finally begin to believe?

8. Why wouldn't the funeral be the worst thing that a grieving person had to experience?

9. What comments about their wedding day did Joan find that John had written in 1990?

10. What did it mean that post-mortem lividity was present in John's body?

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