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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the hostel Reta writes a check to each month?
(a) Pillars Hostel.
(b) Passage Hostel.
(c) Peace Hostel.
(d) Promise Hostel.

2. 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 tour the hostel.
(d) They drive aimlessly throughout the city.

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

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

5. 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 superior to everyday concerns.
(c) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.
(d) Because men view women as more capable and superior.

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

7. 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 sisters.
(c) Norah's relationship with her father.
(d) Norah's relationship with Reta.

8. What two actual events do Reta's writer friends also discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?
(a) The military coup in Mozambique; the cost of child care in Toronto.
(b) The woman in Mozambique who gave birth in a tree; the self-immolation of a Muslim woman in Nathan Philips Square.
(c) The self-immolation of a Muslim man in China; the poaching of ivory in North Africa.
(d) The recent Canadian election; the war in Afghanistan.

9. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Reta does nothing.
(b) Reta brings a plant to the office.
(c) Reta grieves at home with her family.
(d) Reta sends flowers and a note.

10. What does Reta question about her feelings for Tom?
(a) Whether she respects him.
(b) Whether she loves him.
(c) Whether she dislikes him.
(d) Whether she trusts him.

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

12. What is Reta's struggle about what a writer of fiction should give the reader?
(a) How many metaphors and similes should be used.
(b) How much her characters should be like her readers.
(c) How many points of view should be given.
(d) How much background information should be given.

13. How does Reta explain Norah's strange behavior to Christine and Natalie?
(a) Reta tells them Norah is living a life in pursuit of beauty.
(b) Reta tells them Norah is living a life in pursuit of goodness.
(c) Reta tells them Norah is living a life devoted to God.
(d) Reta tells them Norah is living a life of sacrifice and good will.

14. What word does Norah have written on the cardboard sign on her chest?
(a) Peace.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Love.
(d) Happiness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Reta meet for lunch after a radio interview in Baltimore?

2. Why does Reta decide not to attend the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?

3. What is the name of the university Norah is accepted to in 1998?

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

5. What days does Reta drive to Toronto to see Norah?

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