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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Arthur Springer call Reta the day after Christmas?
(a) To tell her that her partial first draft is wonderful.
(b) To tell her that he has not read her partial first draft.
(c) To tell her that he has corrected her partial first draft.
(d) To tell her that her partial first draft needs work.
2. What does Arthur accidentally knock over during his first visit at Reta's?
(a) A book.
(b) A serving platter.
(c) A glass vase.
(d) A wine bottle.
3. Why does Arthur state that he thinks of the final chapter as the "kiln?"
(a) Because the labor of creation is the same in writing as in art.
(b) Because the heat of the fire is akin to the power of the ending.
(c) Because the clay is malleable and the ending will harden into something beautiful.
(d) Because the clay is as malleable as a reader's interpretation.
4. After Reta discovers Norah's wrists, what does Tom leave for Norah when he sees her in Toronto?
(a) A jar of moisturizer and leather gloves.
(b) A jar of cortisone cream and leather gloves.
(c) A jar of cortisone cream and sheepskin gloves.
(d) A jar of vaseline and sheepskin gloves.
5. In the short story that Reta writes her letter about, what does the Czech professor see in the medical supply shop that disgusts him?
(a) A mastectomy bra.
(b) An oxygen tank.
(c) A colostomy bag.
(d) An artifical limb.
6. How does Reta sign her letter about the obituary in the Globe and Mail?
(a) I forgive you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(b) I grieve for you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(c) I will not forgive you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(d) I no longer mourn for you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
7. In January, what has Reta left in limbo since her last conversation with Arthur Springer?
(a) Writing her novel.
(b) Talking to Danielle.
(c) Translating Danielle's book.
(d) Visiting Norah.
8. According to Reta, what can "help us turn down the volume of our own interior discourse"?
9. What newspaper does Emily Helt write for?
(a) The Los Angeles Times.
(b) The Washington Post.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) The Chicago Tribune.
10. According to Lois, what year did her husband die?
11. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
(a) She Took Good Care of Her Cows.
(b) She Took Good Care of Her Chickens.
(c) She Took Good Care of Her Husband.
(d) She Took Good Care of Her Children.
12. What does Reta find "ugly, vast, and arresting" as she and Tom walk in the cemetery?
(a) The sky above them.
(b) A stone monument.
(c) The icy field.
(d) An old oak tree.
13. According to Francis, why does everyone dismiss Norah's gloves at the hostel?
(a) Because Norah told them she didn't want to talk about it.
(b) Because they thought Norah was just another eccentric street person.
(c) Because they were more concerned with other homeless people.
(d) Because many people at the hostel wore gloves.
14. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?
(a) Alicia and Roman's.
(b) Norah and Ben's.
(c) Marietta and Colin's.
(d) Reta and Tom's.
15. What does Tom think Norah might be suffering from?
(c) Bipolar disorder.
(d) Post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reta remember about Tom's childhood as they walk in the cemetery?
2. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists?
3. What is Norah doing when Reta first sees her in the hospital?
4. What do the Winters believe Norah will do with the package Christine and Natalie give her?
5. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what is "an endless series of obstacles, an alignment of locked doors"?
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