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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 27.
Multiple Choice 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"?
(a) Because Reta feels as a writer she needs to work away from people.
(b) Because Reta feels as a woman she should focus on her home.
(c) Because Reta feels as a woman she is shut out of the universe.
(d) Because Reta feels as a mother she should tend to her family.
2. What does Reta find "ugly, vast, and arresting" as she and Tom walk in the cemetery?
(a) A stone monument.
(b) An old oak tree.
(c) The icy field.
(d) The sky above them.
3. What does Reta reveal about the first time she met Tom?
(a) They were intimate the first time they met.
(b) He was seeing another woman when they met.
(c) She was seeing another man when they met.
(d) They disliked each other the first time they met.
4. What American event are Tom and the girls presently fixated on as they watch the news?
(a) The presidential election.
(b) The Indy 500.
(c) The State of the Union address.
(d) The Kentucky Derby.
5. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
(a) She Took Good Care of Her Chickens.
(b) She Took Good Care of Her Children.
(c) She Took Good Care of Her Husband.
(d) She Took Good Care of Her Cows.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reta want to demonstrate when she and Tom visit Ben after Norah's sudden disappearance?
2. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
3. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
4. Arthur tells Reta the day after Christmas that he has read all the reviews for what book?
5. In the few weeks prior to her disappearance, who does Ben think Norah might have a problem with that would account for her uncharacteristic behavior?
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