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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13 | Chapter 14.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How are Reta and Danielle different?
(a) Reta is Canadian; Danielle is American.
(b) Reta is a novelist; Danielle is a biographer.
(c) Reta is young and successful; Danielle is old and poor.
(d) Reta is married with children; Danielle is single and childless.
2. According to Reta, what is the most important aspect in her life?
(a) Her home.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her writing career.
(d) Her children.
3. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
(a) It is Norah's attempt to be special and above everyone else.
(b) It is Norah's deliberate effort to extiguish herself and be a nothing.
(c) It is Norah's way of getting back at Reta for not being there for her.
(d) It is Norah's excuse not to finish school and get her degree.
4. According to Reta's writer friends at the Orange Blossom Room, why are women excluded from real life?
(a) Because men view women as superior to everyday concerns.
(b) Because men view women as more capable and superior.
(c) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.
(d) Because men view women as lacking moral authority and capability.
5. Why does Reta include "The Hermitage" in her signature at the end of her letter of complaint about "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?
(a) Because Reta feels as a writer she needs to work away from people.
(b) Because Reta feels as a woman she is shut out of the universe.
(c) Because Reta feels as a woman she should focus on her home.
(d) Because Reta feels as a mother she should tend to her family.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Norah ask Reta about their family when she is nine years-old?
2. Who does Reta mention by name in her letter of complaint about "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?
3. According to Reta, what are women still dismissed and excluded from?
4. Why does Reta write a letter of complaint to an editor of a literary magazine about a series of books called "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?
5. What is Reta's struggle about what a writer of fiction should give the reader?
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