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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is delivered to the house that is emblematic of life going on in the Winters' household?
2. What is the subject of the new book Tom is reading?
3. What is the first subject Reta and her writer friends discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?
(a) The path to enlightenment.
(b) The nature of goodness.
(c) The loss of truth.
(d) The way to forgiveness.
4. What has Reta attempted to talk about with her daughters regarding sex?
(a) Reta has attempted to find out if they are having sex.
(b) Reta has attempted to talk about birth control.
(c) Reta has attempted to share her own experiences.
(d) Reta has attempted to convince them to wait until marriage.
5. According to Reta, what does she find "monstrous" in the face of Norah's absence?
6. What task do Reta and Tom engage in after the package is delivered to the Winters' home?
7. How does Reta describe her sexual relationship with Tom?
(a) As exciting and unpredictable.
(b) As familiar and a safe routine.
(c) As dull and infrequent.
(d) As uncomfortable and unpleasant.
8. What is the name of the hostel Reta writes a check to each month?
(a) Passage Hostel.
(b) Pillars Hostel.
(c) Peace Hostel.
(d) Promise Hostel.
9. According to Reta, what are women still dismissed and excluded from?
(a) Economic advancement.
(b) Accolades and compensation.
(c) Freedom of expression.
(d) Primary entitlements.
10. According to Reta, what is the most important aspect in her life?
(a) Her writing career.
(b) Her children.
(c) Her home.
(d) Her husband.
11. What kind of woman does Reta realize she cannot create for a heroine in her novel?
(a) A perfect woman.
(b) An evil woman.
(c) An imperfect woman.
(d) A trustworthy woman.
12. 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 superior to everyday concerns.
(c) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.
(d) Because men view women as lacking moral authority and capability.
13. Who does Reta mention by name in her letter of complaint about "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?
14. What does Reta discuss with the person she visits after her encounter with Norah in early November?
(a) Marriage and divorce.
(b) Literary matters.
(c) Feminist intellectuals.
(d) Children of war.
15. What is the idea Reta shrinks from when it comes to writing her book?
(a) Reta shrinks from the idea of not being truthful.
(b) Reta shrinks from the idea of being too explicit.
(c) Reta shrinks from the idea of writing nonfiction.
(d) Reta shrinks from the idea of being prudish.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Tom and the girls see as a contradiction about the American event they are fixated on?
2. Who is Reta's mentor?
3. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
4. What subjects are Christine and Natalie studying for their exams?
5. What does Reta question about her feelings for Tom?
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