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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Reta have difficulty carrying on a conversation with Arthur when he comes o her home for the first time?
(a) Because he never stops speaking.
(b) Because she doesn't understand him.
(c) Because he asks too many questions.
(d) Because she is preoccupied.
2. In the story, who does Reta think the Czech professor must hate?
(a) The writer.
(d) The reader.
3. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?
(a) Alicia and Roman's.
(b) Marietta and Colin's.
(c) Norah and Ben's.
(d) Reta and Tom's.
4. How does Reta sign her letter to Ford-Halpern?
(a) Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville.
(b) Yours, Reta Winters.
(c) Yours, Rita Orange.
(d) Yours, Reta Orangetown.
5. Who works as a trombonist?
6. Who tells Reta and Tom that "Vagrancy can be thoughtful or careless; she has chosen the latter"?
(a) Norah's professor.
(b) Danielle Westerman.
(c) Ben Abbot.
(d) A psychiatrist.
7. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
(a) She Took Good Care of Her Children.
(b) She Took Good Care of Her Husband.
(c) She Took Good Care of Her Cows.
(d) She Took Good Care of Her Chickens.
8. What does Tom tell Reta on the phone that Norah has which has caused her to be hospitalized?
9. In what month does Reta write her letter to Ford-Halpern?
10. What does Natalie remind her family about how long Norah has been wearing her garden gloves?
(a) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous fall.
(b) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous spring.
(c) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous summer.
(d) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous winter.
11. In her letter to the short story writer, Reta hints that a single _________ moment was caught on videotape.
12. According to Tom, what is the cause of the condition of Norah's hands?
(b) A fall.
(c) A fight.
(d) Second-degree burns.
13. In her letter to Ford-Halpern, how does Reta think other daughters can be protected from Norah's fate?
(a) By giving speeches across the country.
(b) By sacrificing happiness for honor.
(c) By allowing them to be fully human.
(d) By imposing stricter vagrancy laws.
14. What does Norah do when Reta attempts to forcibly remove her from her street corner?
(a) She screams.
(b) She hits Reta.
(c) She runs away.
(d) She sits passively.
15. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what failure is "a moral dilemma in itself"?
(a) Ford-Halpern's failure to mention any female contributors.
(b) Ford-Halpern's failure to improve Reta's novel.
(c) Ford-Halpern's failure to ask tough questions.
(d) Ford-Halpern's failure to treat Norah.
Short Answer Questions
1. What title does Arthur suggest for Reta's novel?
2. What does Reta think of Helt's assessment of her first novel?
3. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what is "an endless series of obstacles, an alignment of locked doors"?
4. What does Tracy Halliday want a huge jar of marbles to represent for Norah?
5. According to the friend who advised Reta as a young writer, what do obituaries contain?
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