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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Reta, what is the most important aspect in her life?
(a) Her home.
(b) Her writing career.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her children.

2. Who is Reta's mentor?
(a) Tom Winters
(b) Danielle Westerman.
(c) Colin Glass.
(d) Madame Sylvia.

3. How are Reta and Danielle different?
(a) Reta is young and successful; Danielle is old and poor.
(b) Reta is a novelist; Danielle is a biographer.
(c) Reta is married with children; Danielle is single and childless.
(d) Reta is Canadian; Danielle is American.

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

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

6. 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.

7. 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 research method.
(c) Reta praises his intellectual rigor.
(d) Reta praises his broad approach.

8. What kind of world is Reta interested in creating for her characters?
(a) A fictional but unbelievable world.
(b) A fictional but believable world.
(c) A nonfictional but believable world.
(d) A nonfictional but unbelievable world.

9. What does Reta discover behind the furnace that belonged to the previous owners?
(a) A love letter.
(b) A child's report card.
(c) A confession of infidelity.
(d) An invitation to a baby shower.

10. What prize did Reta's novel, "My Thyme is Up," win the previous year?
(a) The Nobel Prize.
(b) The Offenden Prize.
(c) The Pulitzer Prize.
(d) The Man Booker Prize.

11. What two languages are spoken during Reta's childhood?
(a) English and German.
(b) English and Spanish.
(c) French and Spanish.
(d) English and French.

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

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

14. What is the name of the previous owners of Reta and Tom's Ontario farmhouse?
(a) McGregor.
(b) McGafferty.
(c) McGuffin.
(d) McGinn.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What constant preoccupation does Reta think is not a normal activity for anyone BUT writers?

3. Why does Reta attend a series of interviews in September?

4. What two actual events do Reta's writer friends also discuss at the Orange Blossom Room?

5. 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?

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