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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 none of the books feature women writers.
(b) Because the books only focus on Western intellectuals.
(c) Because her books are left out of the list.
(d) Because most of the books feature 19th century women.

2. What does Reta reveal about the first time she met Tom?
(a) She was seeing another man when they met.
(b) They were intimate the first time they met.
(c) They disliked each other the first time they met.
(d) He was seeing another woman when they met.

3. Why does Natalie thank Reta on Christine's birthday in October?
(a) For not naming her Ophelia.
(b) For throwing a party for Christine.
(c) For taking them to dinner.
(d) For being a great mom.

4. 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 Kentucky Derby as a contradiction to government regulation of gambling.
(c) They see the presidential speech as a contradiction to the realities of the Iraq war.
(d) They see the Indy 500 as a contradiction to public concern for safety.

5. Where is the apartment Norah shares with her boyfriend located in the building in Toronto?
(a) The top floor.
(b) The basement.
(c) The fourth floor.
(d) The first floor.

6. According to Reta, what does she find "monstrous" in the face of Norah's absence?
(a) Oddities.
(b) Abnormalities.
(c) Idiosyncrasies.
(d) Normalcy.

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

8. What kind of woman does Reta realize she cannot create for a heroine in her novel?
(a) A trustworthy woman.
(b) A perfect woman.
(c) An imperfect woman.
(d) An evil woman.

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

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

11. 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 afraid that she will disappoint her parents by failing school.
(c) Norah is upset that she cannot spend more time with her sisters.
(d) Norah is disturbed by the sense that she cannot love anyone enough.

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

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

14. According to Arthur, who possesses "profound human goodness"?
(a) Reta.
(b) Roman.
(c) Norah.
(d) Alicia.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Reta go see after her encounter with Norah in early November?

2. What has Reta attempted to talk about with her daughters regarding sex?

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

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. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?

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