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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?
(a) Prudishness.
(b) Danger.
(c) Intimacy.
(d) Excitement.

2. What word does Norah have written on the cardboard sign on her chest?
(a) Love.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Peace.

3. Why does Reta decide not to attend the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Because Reta is going to see Norah instead.
(b) Because Reta thinks the person who died was not good.
(c) Because Reta does not know the person who died very well.
(d) Because Reta cannot handle more grief.

4. What prize did Reta's novel, "My Thyme is Up," win the previous year?
(a) The Nobel Prize.
(b) The Offenden Prize.
(c) The Pulitzer Prize.
(d) The Man Booker Prize.

5. 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 they are from Canada.
(c) Norah asks Reta whether or not her parents are Catholic.
(d) Norah asks Reta whether or not she is adopted.

6. Who is playing the piano when Reta and Tom have finished their work after their package is delivered?
(a) Norah.
(b) Christine.
(c) Lois.
(d) Natalie.

7. What has Reta attempted to talk about with her daughters regarding sex?
(a) Reta has attempted to share her own experiences.
(b) Reta has attempted to convince them to wait until marriage.
(c) Reta has attempted to talk about birth control.
(d) Reta has attempted to find out if they are having sex.

8. What is undrinkable according to Colin?
(a) Red wine.
(b) Reta's coffee.
(c) Green tea.
(d) Tom's lemonade.

9. Why does Reta write a check to the hostel each month?
(a) Because it is where Norah sleeps every night.
(b) Because it is run for battered women.
(c) Because it is run for homeless women with children.
(d) Because it is where Norah works during the day.

10. Who is Reta's mentor?
(a) Danielle Westerman.
(b) Tom Winters
(c) Madame Sylvia.
(d) Colin Glass.

11. What does Tom's friend, Colin Glass, try to explain to Norah when he comes over for dinner?
(a) Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
(b) Newton's Laws of Motion.
(c) Curie's Theory of Radioactivity.
(d) Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

12. Why is Colin's marriage to Marietta troubled?
(a) Because Colin has suddenly left Marietta.
(b) Because Colin is unfaithful.
(c) Because Marietta has suddenly left Colin.
(d) Because Marietta is unfaithful.

13. What problem does Reta initially attribute Norah's disappearance to when she first goes missing?
(a) Norah's relationship with Reta.
(b) Norah's relationship with her sisters.
(c) Norah's relationship with her father.
(d) Norah's relationship with her boyfriend.

14. What do Tom and the girls see as a contradiction about the American event they are fixated on?
(a) They see the election results in Florida as a contradiction to the checks and balances system in the constitution.
(b) They see the presidential speech as a contradiction to the realities of the Iraq war.
(c) They see the Indy 500 as a contradiction to public concern for safety.
(d) They see the Kentucky Derby as a contradiction to government regulation of gambling.

15. What do the Winters do when they discover where Norah sleeps at night?
(a) They tour the hostel.
(b) They try to rescue Norah.
(c) They go to church to pray.
(d) They drive aimlessly throughout the city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two main characters' names in the sequel to Reta's first novel?

2. According to Reta, what is "full of rough corners that seem to me just about to come into their full beauty"?

3. According to Arthur, who possesses "profound human goodness"?

4. 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"?

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

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