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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Reta, what is "full of rough corners that seem to me just about to come into their full beauty"?
(a) Reta's home.
(b) Reta's writing.
(c) Reta's daughters.
(d) Reta's husband.
2. Why does Reta become angry at the male author being interviewed on the literary television show?
(a) Because he doesn't mention any female writers who have influenced him.
(b) Because he dismisses her writing to the host.
(c) Because he lacks talent and imagination.
(d) Because he is more successful than she is.
3. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Reta brings a plant to the office.
(b) Reta grieves at home with her family.
(c) Reta sends flowers and a note.
(d) Reta does nothing.
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"?
(a) Because most of the books feature 19th century women.
(b) Because her books are left out of the list.
(c) Because none of the books feature women writers.
(d) Because the books only focus on Western intellectuals.
5. What troubles Norah when she comes home one weekend her second year at university?
(a) Norah is disturbed by the sense that she cannot love anyone enough.
(b) Norah is upset that she cannot spend more time with her sisters.
(c) Norah is anxious about her decision to live with her boyfriend.
(d) Norah is afraid that she will disappoint her parents by failing school.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reta discover behind the furnace that belonged to the previous owners?
2. What does Norah ask Reta about their family when she is nine years-old?
3. What exercise does Reta find repellent?
4. How does Tessa discover the mystery of Norah's disappearance six months prior?
5. What praise does Reta give Alexander Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
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