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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What praise does Reta give Alexander Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
(a) Reta praises his broad approach.
(b) Reta praises his intellectual rigor.
(c) Reta praises his personal narrative style.
(d) Reta praises his research method.
2. What two languages are spoken during Reta's childhood?
(a) English and French.
(b) French and Spanish.
(c) English and German.
(d) English and Spanish.
3. What does Norah ask Reta about their family when she is nine years-old?
(a) Norah asks Reta whether or not her parents are married.
(b) Norah asks Reta whether or not her parents are Catholic.
(c) Norah asks Reta whether or not she is adopted.
(d) Norah asks Reta whether or not they are from Canada.
4. What constant preoccupation does Reta think is not a normal activity for anyone BUT writers?
(a) The constant preoccupation with real life and death concerns.
(b) The constant preoccupation with the self.
(c) The constant preoccupation with a world that exists in the imagination.
(d) The constant preoccupation with recreating the past.
5. What is the signal Reta gives to Lois for her to come over for her nightly meal with the family?
(a) Reta shuts the red kitchen curtains.
(b) Reta opens the patio door.
(c) Reta shuts the patio door.
(d) Reta opens the red kitchen curtains.
6. What does Reta bring Norah on the way to her appointment to have her eyebrows tinted?
(a) Food and a warm coat.
(b) Books and a picture of Christine and Natalie.
(c) Shoes and books.
(d) Food and a picture of Pet.
7. Whose personality is Reta worried about developing in her novel?
8. What do the Winters do when they discover where Norah sleeps at night?
(a) They tour the hostel.
(b) They go to church to pray.
(c) They try to rescue Norah.
(d) They drive aimlessly throughout the city.
9. According to Reta, what is NOT a romance with impossibly beautiful people?
(a) Her marriage.
(b) Her life.
(c) Her novel.
(d) Her job.
10. What American event are Tom and the girls presently fixated on as they watch the news?
(a) The Indy 500.
(b) The State of the Union address.
(c) The presidential election.
(d) The Kentucky Derby.
11. According to Reta, what are women still dismissed and excluded from?
(a) Freedom of expression.
(b) Accolades and compensation.
(c) Economic advancement.
(d) Primary entitlements.
12. Why does Natalie thank Reta on Christine's birthday in October?
(a) For being a great mom.
(b) For not naming her Ophelia.
(c) For throwing a party for Christine.
(d) For taking them to dinner.
13. What task do Reta and Tom engage in after the package is delivered to the Winters' home?
14. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Reta does nothing.
(b) Reta brings a plant to the office.
(c) Reta sends flowers and a note.
(d) Reta grieves at home with her family.
15. What do Reta, Tom, Christine, and Natalie do in the car in Toronto?
(a) They share memories of Norah and laugh.
(b) They talk about their feelings and cry.
(c) They stare out the windshield and cry.
(d) They ponder the future and laugh.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the book Reta picks up at Orangetown Library?
2. How does Reta describe her sexual relationship with Tom?
3. What does Reta immerse herself in despite her continuing grief?
4. What do Tom and the girls see as a contradiction about the American event they are fixated on?
5. What does Reta question about her feelings for Tom?
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