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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 36.
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 mother she should tend to her family.
(b) Because Reta feels as a woman she should focus on her home.
(c) Because Reta feels as a writer she needs to work away from people.
(d) Because Reta feels as a woman she is shut out of the universe.
2. What days does Reta drive to Toronto to see Norah?
3. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
(a) Because he wants her to give a reading at a major bookstore.
(b) Because he wants her to sign a six figure book deal.
(c) Because he wants to meet before he leaves the country.
(d) Because he wants to have a conference before she finishes the first draft.
4. According to Reta, what is the most important aspect in her life?
(a) Her writing career.
(b) Her home.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her husband.
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 way of getting back at Reta for not being there for her.
(c) It is Norah's attempt to be special and above everyone else.
(d) It is Norah's deliberate effort to extiguish herself and be a nothing.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Reta become angry at the male author being interviewed on the literary television show?
2. What list does Lois have arranged in alphabetical order in her recipe box?
3. 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"?
4. What word does Norah have written on the cardboard sign on her chest?
5. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
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