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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 Norah.
(c) Her disapproval of Ben.
(d) Her approval of Norah.

2. What two languages are spoken during Reta's childhood?
(a) English and German.
(b) English and Spanish.
(c) French and Spanish.
(d) English and French.

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

4. What is the signal Reta gives to Lois for her to come over for her nightly meal with the family?
(a) Reta opens the red kitchen curtains.
(b) Reta shuts the patio door.
(c) Reta opens the patio door.
(d) Reta shuts the red kitchen curtains.

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

6. What draft does Arthur ask Reta to send him?
(a) The final draft of her next novel.
(b) The final draft of her new novel.
(c) The first draft of her new novel.
(d) The first draft of her next novel.

7. Why does Reta protest sending Arthur a draft?
(a) Because she thinks it is terrible.
(b) Because she wants to work with another editor.
(c) Because she lost it on the computer.
(d) Because it is only in her mind.

8. What is the first subject Reta and her writer friends discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?
(a) The nature of goodness.
(b) The path to enlightenment.
(c) The loss of truth.
(d) The way to forgiveness.

9. Why does Reta also chide Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
(a) For his patronizing tone in discussing some of the great female writers of the century.
(b) For attempting to discuss all literature instead of narrowing his focus.
(c) For including male writers that are blatantly sexist.
(d) For failing to mention some of the century's great female writers.

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

11. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?
(a) To get away from her boyfriend.
(b) To be closer to her family.
(c) To live with her boyfriend.
(d) To get away from her family.

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

13. What American event are Tom and the girls presently fixated on as they watch the news?
(a) The State of the Union address.
(b) The Kentucky Derby.
(c) The presidential election.
(d) The Indy 500.

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

15. How does Reta approach Norah when she visits her in early November?
(a) Carefully, as Reta does not want to appear threatening.
(b) Indifferently, as Reta no longer cares about Norah's panhandling.
(c) Joyfully, as Reta is so happy to see Norah.
(d) Angrily, as Reta is upset by Norah's behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is undrinkable according to Colin?

2. What troubles Norah when she comes home one weekend her second year at university?

3. How are Reta and Danielle different?

4. Who is Reta's mentor?

5. Whose personality is Reta worried about developing in her novel?

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