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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In what month does Reta write her letter to Ford-Halpern?
2. What is the woman who sets herself on fire outside of Honest Ed's wearing?
(a) A dress.
(b) Jeans and t-shirt.
(c) A veil and gown.
(d) A habit.
3. In January, what has Reta left in limbo since her last conversation with Arthur Springer?
(a) Visiting Norah.
(b) Writing her novel.
(c) Translating Danielle's book.
(d) Talking to Danielle.
4. According to Tom, what is the cause of the condition of Norah's hands?
(a) A fall.
(c) Second-degree burns.
(d) A fight.
5. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?
(a) Reta and Tom's.
(b) Marietta and Colin's.
(c) Norah and Ben's.
(d) Alicia and Roman's.
6. According to Lois, what year did her husband die?
7. Why is Reta alarmed by the sight of Norah's hands?
(a) They are cut.
(b) They are scarred.
(c) They are bruised.
(d) They are broken.
8. For what dish did Lois win a prize at the Orangetown Fair?
(a) Irish stew.
(b) English fish and chips.
(c) Greek baklava.
(d) German honey cake.
9. According to Francis, why does everyone dismiss Norah's gloves at the hostel?
(a) Because they were more concerned with other homeless people.
(b) Because Norah told them she didn't want to talk about it.
(c) Because they thought Norah was just another eccentric street person.
(d) Because many people at the hostel wore gloves.
10. According to Reta, what is "full of isolated events"?
11. According to Reta, what is the most egregious change Arthur suggests she make in her novel?
(a) That she introduce another character to marry Roman.
(b) That she make Alicia the focus instead of Roman.
(c) That she make Roman the focus instead of Alicia.
(d) That she introduce another character to marry Alicia.
12. What do Reta and Tom speculate about Norah's wrists?
(a) Whether Norah has used a razor in a suicide attempt.
(b) Whether Norah has made unsavory friends.
(c) Whether someone else has hurt Norah.
(d) Whether Norah has fallen and hurt herself.
13. Why does Reta think that novel writing is perhaps a pointless exercise?
(a) Because she is afraid that she lacks talent to continue.
(b) Because there is so much moral injustice in the world.
(c) Because it has not helped her heal from Norah's absence.
(d) Because there are fewer readers interested in them.
14. In the story, who does Reta think the Czech professor must hate?
(a) The writer.
(b) The reader.
15. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
(a) Her novel.
(b) Her friends.
(c) Her house.
(d) Her family.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Reta leaves Arthur in the house by himself to go to the hospital, what does he do?
2. Whose obituary does Reta read in the Globe and Mail?
3. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
4. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
5. Who lost her own son to a heroin overdose?
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