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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 32.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Reta sign her letter about the obituary in the Globe and Mail?
(a) I no longer mourn for you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(b) I grieve for you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(c) I forgive you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(d) I will not forgive you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
2. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?
3. Why does Arthur ask Reta to send him a draft?
(a) So that he can share it with his colleagues.
(b) So that he can correct her grammar.
(c) So that he can make sure she is doing a good job.
(d) So that he can help her in the writing of it.
4. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her house.
(c) Her friends.
(d) Her novel.
5. Why does Arthur state that he thinks of the final chapter as the "kiln?"
(a) Because the heat of the fire is akin to the power of the ending.
(b) Because the labor of creation is the same in writing as in art.
(c) Because the clay is as malleable as a reader's interpretation.
(d) Because the clay is malleable and the ending will harden into something beautiful.
Short Answer Questions
1. What date does Arthur Springer agree to meet with Reta in 2001?
2. What kind of world is Reta interested in creating for her characters?
3. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
4. Why does Reta also chide Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
5. What does Reta find "ugly, vast, and arresting" as she and Tom walk in the cemetery?
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