|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Reta also chide Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
(a) For attempting to discuss all literature instead of narrowing his focus.
(b) For failing to mention some of the century's great female writers.
(c) For including male writers that are blatantly sexist.
(d) For his patronizing tone in discussing some of the great female writers of the century.
2. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?
(a) To get away from her boyfriend.
(b) To live with her boyfriend.
(c) To get away from her family.
(d) To be closer to her family.
3. What two actual events do Reta's writer friends also discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?
(a) The recent Canadian election; the war in Afghanistan.
(b) The woman in Mozambique who gave birth in a tree; the self-immolation of a Muslim woman in Nathan Philips Square.
(c) The self-immolation of a Muslim man in China; the poaching of ivory in North Africa.
(d) The military coup in Mozambique; the cost of child care in Toronto.
4. How old does Christine, Reta's daughter, turn in October?
5. How does Reta explain Norah's strange behavior to Christine and Natalie?
(a) Reta tells them Norah is living a life in pursuit of goodness.
(b) Reta tells them Norah is living a life of sacrifice and good will.
(c) Reta tells them Norah is living a life in pursuit of beauty.
(d) Reta tells them Norah is living a life devoted to God.
Short Answer Questions
1. What praise does Reta give Alexander Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
2. What is the name of the university Norah is accepted to in 1998?
3. Why does Natalie thank Reta on Christine's birthday in October?
4. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
5. According to Reta, what are women still dismissed and excluded from?
This section contains 401 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)