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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Reta immerse herself in despite her continuing grief?
(a) The fictional world of her characters.
(b) The needs of her daughters.
(c) The trivial concerns about beauty.
(d) The daily responsibilities of her home.

3. What has a dormitory appearance with meals served and an enforced curfew?
(a) The hostel.
(b) The YMCA.
(c) The psychiatric hospital.
(d) The University of Toronto.

4. What praise does Reta give Alexander Valkner about his article "The History of Dictionaries"?
(a) Reta praises his personal narrative style.
(b) Reta praises his intellectual rigor.
(c) Reta praises his research method.
(d) Reta praises his broad approach.

5. What does Reta discuss with the person she visits after her encounter with Norah in early November?
(a) Literary matters.
(b) Children of war.
(c) Feminist intellectuals.
(d) Marriage and divorce.

6. What subjects are Christine and Natalie studying for their exams?
(a) Spanish, English, Science, History.
(b) Math, Language Arts, Science, English.
(c) History, French, Science, Social Studies.
(d) French, History, Math, Language Arts.

7. What task do Reta and Tom engage in after the package is delivered to the Winters' home?
(a) Gardening.
(b) Reading.
(c) Cleaning.
(d) Carpentry.

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

9. What is the name of the university Norah is accepted to in 1998?
(a) St. Mary's University.
(b) McGill University.
(c) King's College.
(d) University of Victoria.

10. What does Reta want to demonstrate when she and Tom visit Ben after Norah's sudden disappearance?
(a) Her approval of Ben.
(b) Her approval of Norah.
(c) Her disapproval of Ben.
(d) Her disapproval of Norah.

11. Why does Arthur ask Reta to send him a draft?
(a) So that he can correct her grammar.
(b) So that he can share it with his colleagues.
(c) So that he can help her in the writing of it.
(d) So that he can make sure she is doing a good job.

12. What is delivered to the house that is emblematic of life going on in the Winters' household?
(a) Flowers.
(b) Books.
(c) Mulch.
(d) Plants.

13. According to Reta, what is "full of rough corners that seem to me just about to come into their full beauty"?
(a) Reta's daughters.
(b) Reta's home.
(c) Reta's writing.
(d) Reta's husband.

14. Who suddenly dies at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Mrs. Lawrence.
(b) Mrs. Scribano.
(c) Mr. Scribano.
(d) Mr. Lawrence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Reta cry as she writes the check for the hostel each month?

2. How does Reta approach Norah when she visits her in early November?

3. Who does Reta mention by name in her letter of complaint about "Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World"?

4. How does Reta explain Norah's strange behavior to Christine and Natalie?

5. What do the Winters do when they discover where Norah sleeps at night?

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