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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What two actual events do Reta's writer friends also discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?
(a) The military coup in Mozambique; the cost of child care in Toronto.
(b) The woman in Mozambique who gave birth in a tree; the self-immolation of a Muslim woman in Nathan Philips Square.
(c) The recent Canadian election; the war in Afghanistan.
(d) The self-immolation of a Muslim man in China; the poaching of ivory in North Africa.
2. What exercise does Reta find repellent?
(a) Vacuuming her house.
(b) Counting her blessings.
(c) Writing her book.
(d) Researching her novel.
3. Why does Reta cry as she writes the check for the hostel each month?
(a) Reta cries out of heartfelt appreciation.
(b) Reta cries out of heartbreak.
(c) Reta cries out of pity.
(d) Reta cries out of grief.
4. Who does Reta meet for lunch after a radio interview in Baltimore?
(a) Her editor, Arthur.
(b) Her daughter, Christine.
(c) Her old friend, Gwen.
(d) Her mentor, Danielle.
5. What troubles Norah when she comes home one weekend her second year at university?
(a) Norah is upset that she cannot spend more time with her sisters.
(b) Norah is afraid that she will disappoint her parents by failing school.
(c) Norah is disturbed by the sense that she cannot love anyone enough.
(d) Norah is anxious about her decision to live with her boyfriend.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Colin's marriage to Marietta troubled?
2. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
3. 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"?
4. What does Reta discuss with the person she visits after her encounter with Norah in early November?
5. What is delivered to the house that is emblematic of life going on in the Winters' household?
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