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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is Colin's marriage to Marietta troubled?
(a) Because Marietta has suddenly left Colin.
(b) Because Colin has suddenly left Marietta.
(c) Because Marietta is unfaithful.
(d) Because Colin is unfaithful.
2. Who is playing the piano when Reta and Tom have finished their work after their package is delivered?
3. What two languages are spoken during Reta's childhood?
(a) English and French.
(b) English and German.
(c) English and Spanish.
(d) French and Spanish.
4. What do Tom and the girls see as a contradiction about the American event they are fixated on?
(a) They see the presidential speech as a contradiction to the realities of the Iraq war.
(b) They see the Kentucky Derby as a contradiction to government regulation of gambling.
(c) They see the Indy 500 as a contradiction to public concern for safety.
(d) They see the election results in Florida as a contradiction to the checks and balances system in the constitution.
5. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
(a) It is Norah's excuse not to finish school and get her degree.
(b) It is Norah's attempt to be special and above everyone else.
(c) It is Norah's way of getting back at Reta for not being there for her.
(d) It is Norah's deliberate effort to extiguish herself and be a nothing.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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"?
2. What does Norah ask Reta about their family when she is nine years-old?
3. Why does Reta cry as she writes the check for the hostel each month?
4. What does Reta discover behind the furnace that belonged to the previous owners?
5. What present does Reta get for Norah's seventeenth birthday while on a book tour in D.C.?
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