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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Reta's struggle about what a writer of fiction should give the reader?
(a) How many points of view should be given.
(b) How much her characters should be like her readers.
(c) How many metaphors and similes should be used.
(d) How much background information should be given.
2. What does Reta reveal about the first time she met Tom?
(a) He was seeing another woman when they met.
(b) She was seeing another man when they met.
(c) They were intimate the first time they met.
(d) They disliked each other the first time they met.
3. What rationale does Reta offer about Norah's strange behavior in her letter to Valkner?
(a) It is Norah's excuse not to finish school and get her degree.
(b) It is Norah's way of getting back at Reta for not being there for her.
(c) It is Norah's deliberate effort to extiguish herself and be a nothing.
(d) It is Norah's attempt to be special and above everyone else.
4. What is the name of the book Reta picks up at Orangetown Library?
(a) The Goodness Gap.
(b) The Virtue of Victory.
(c) The Loss of Love.
(d) The Forgiving Fall.
5. Who is Reta's mentor?
(a) Madame Sylvia.
(b) Danielle Westerman.
(c) Tom Winters
(d) Colin Glass.
6. Who does Reta mention by name in her letter of complaint about "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?
7. What is the subject of the new book Tom is reading?
8. 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 co-workers.
(b) One of her professors.
(c) One of her friends.
(d) One of her sisters.
9. What troubles Norah when she comes home one weekend her second year at university?
(a) Norah is anxious about her decision to live with her boyfriend.
(b) Norah is disturbed by the sense that she cannot love anyone enough.
(c) Norah is upset that she cannot spend more time with her sisters.
(d) Norah is afraid that she will disappoint her parents by failing school.
10. Whose personality is Reta worried about developing in her novel?
11. According to Reta's writer friends at the Orange Blossom Room, why are women excluded from real life?
(a) Because men view women as superior to everyday concerns.
(b) Because men view women as lacking moral authority and capability.
(c) Because men view women as more capable and superior.
(d) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.
12. What sport have Christine and Natalie given up playing on Saturdays to spend the day with Norah?
13. What does Tom's friend, Colin Glass, try to explain to Norah when he comes over for dinner?
(a) Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
(b) Newton's Laws of Motion.
(c) Curie's Theory of Radioactivity.
(d) Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
14. 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 the books only focus on Western intellectuals.
(b) Because none of the books feature women writers.
(c) Because her books are left out of the list.
(d) Because most of the books feature 19th century women.
15. In what point of view is Reta considering writing her novel?
(a) Third-person limited point of view.
(b) Second-person point of view.
(c) First-person point of view.
(d) Third-person omniscient point of view.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has a dormitory appearance with meals served and an enforced curfew?
2. What is the name of the university Norah is accepted to in 1998?
3. Where is the apartment Norah shares with her boyfriend located in the building in Toronto?
4. Why does Reta attend a series of interviews in September?
5. Who does Reta go see after her encounter with Norah in early November?
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