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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Reta's writer friends at the Orange Blossom Room, why are women excluded from real life?
(a) Because men view women as more capable and superior.
(b) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.
(c) Because men view women as lacking moral authority and capability.
(d) Because men view women as superior to everyday concerns.

2. Where is the apartment Norah shares with her boyfriend located in the building in Toronto?
(a) The first floor.
(b) The basement.
(c) The fourth floor.
(d) The top floor.

3. Why does Natalie thank Reta on Christine's birthday in October?
(a) For being a great mom.
(b) For taking them to dinner.
(c) For throwing a party for Christine.
(d) For not naming her Ophelia.

4. What does Reta want to demonstrate when she and Tom visit Ben after Norah's sudden disappearance?
(a) Her approval of Ben.
(b) Her disapproval of Ben.
(c) Her disapproval of Norah.
(d) Her approval of Norah.

5. 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 none of the books feature women writers.
(b) Because the books only focus on Western intellectuals.
(c) Because her books are left out of the list.
(d) Because most of the books feature 19th century women.

6. What is delivered to the house that is emblematic of life going on in the Winters' household?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Books.
(c) Mulch.
(d) Plants.

7. What has a dormitory appearance with meals served and an enforced curfew?
(a) The psychiatric hospital.
(b) The YMCA.
(c) The University of Toronto.
(d) The hostel.

8. What does Reta reveal about the first time she met Tom?
(a) They were intimate the first time they met.
(b) They disliked each other the first time they met.
(c) She was seeing another man when they met.
(d) He was seeing another woman when they met.

9. What sport have Christine and Natalie given up playing on Saturdays to spend the day with Norah?
(a) Soccer.
(b) Raquetball.
(c) Tennis.
(d) Volleyball.

10. 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 lacks talent and imagination.
(c) Because he is more successful than she is.
(d) Because he dismisses her writing to the host.

11. What does Reta discover behind the furnace that belonged to the previous owners?
(a) A love letter.
(b) A confession of infidelity.
(c) A child's report card.
(d) An invitation to a baby shower.

12. What does Reta discuss with the person she visits after her encounter with Norah in early November?
(a) Children of war.
(b) Literary matters.
(c) Marriage and divorce.
(d) Feminist intellectuals.

13. According to Reta, what does she find "monstrous" in the face of Norah's absence?
(a) Normalcy.
(b) Abnormalities.
(c) Oddities.
(d) Idiosyncrasies.

14. What kind of woman does Reta realize she cannot create for a heroine in her novel?
(a) An imperfect woman.
(b) A trustworthy woman.
(c) A perfect woman.
(d) An evil woman.

15. 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?
(a) One of her professors.
(b) One of her friends.
(c) One of her co-workers.
(d) One of her sisters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?

2. According to Reta, what is NOT a romance with impossibly beautiful people?

3. What do Tom and the girls see as a contradiction about the American event they are fixated on?

4. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?

5. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?

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