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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What newspaper does Emily Helt write for?
(a) The New York Times.
(b) The Chicago Tribune.
(c) The Washington Post.
(d) The Los Angeles Times.
2. What is the woman who sets herself on fire outside of Honest Ed's wearing?
(a) Jeans and t-shirt.
(b) A habit.
(c) A dress.
(d) A veil and gown.
3. In the story, who does Reta think the Czech professor must hate?
(a) The reader.
(b) The writer.
4. What does Tom think Norah might be suffering from?
(c) Post-traumatic stress syndrome.
(d) Bipolar disorder.
5. What is the exception Reta is going to make regarding the letter to the short story writer?
(a) Reta is going to burn it.
(b) Reta is actually going to send it.
(c) Reta is going to publish it.
(d) Reta is not going to send it.
6. What does Reta find "ugly, vast, and arresting" as she and Tom walk in the cemetery?
(a) An old oak tree.
(b) The sky above them.
(c) A stone monument.
(d) The icy field.
7. In her review of a female author, Helt states that all relationships are seen through the lens of what?
(a) Sensual yearning.
(b) Erotic love.
(c) Platonic longing.
(d) Sexual harmony.
8. 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 treat Norah.
(c) Ford-Halpern's failure to improve Reta's novel.
(d) Ford-Halpern's failure to ask tough questions.
9. In her letter about the obituary in the Globe and Mail, what does Reta state she has missed out on?
(a) Something definable.
(b) Some indefinable something.
10. Why does Lois knock on the door to investigate when Arthur is in the house by himself?
(a) Lois comes to investigate after seeing a stranger lurking outside.
(b) Lois comes to investigate after waiting for the usual signs for dinner.
(c) Lois comes to investigate after hearing a loud noise.
(d) Lois comes to investigate after seeing Arthur close the curtains.
11. 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 summer.
(b) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous fall.
(c) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous spring.
(d) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous winter.
12. What is the name of the place Reta meets her friends on Tuesdays?
(a) Green Blossom Room.
(b) Red Blossom Room.
(c) Orange Blossom Room.
(d) Yellow Blossom Room.
13. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
(a) Because he wants her to sign a six figure book deal.
(b) Because he wants to have a conference before she finishes the first draft.
(c) Because he wants to meet before he leaves the country.
(d) Because he wants her to give a reading at a major bookstore.
14. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
15. Who lost her own son to a heroin overdose?
Short Answer Questions
1. What great themes of literature does Reta tell Helt she learned while in high school?
2. In her letter to Ford-Halpern, how does Reta think other daughters can be protected from Norah's fate?
3. What title does Arthur suggest for Reta's novel?
4. What does Norah do when Reta attempts to forcibly remove her from her street corner?
5. Arthur tells Reta the day after Christmas that he has read all the reviews for what book?
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