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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who has been appointed to a university Chair in Theology?
(a) Emma Allen.
(b) Emily Helt.
(c) Danielle Westerman.
(d) Gemma Walsh.
2. How does Reta sign her letter about the obituary in the Globe and Mail?
(a) I grieve for you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(b) I will not forgive you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(c) I no longer mourn for you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(d) I forgive you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
3. According to Reta, what is "full of isolated events"?
4. What does Reta call the "worry word" of life?
5. What does Reta mention in her letter about the obituary that she wants from the universe?
6. What is the name of the hospital that Norah is in?
(a) Ontario Psychiatric Hospital.
(b) Ontario General Hospital.
(c) Toronto General Hospital.
(d) Toronto Psychiatric Hospital.
7. In her review of a female author, Helt states that all relationships are seen through the lens of what?
(a) Sexual harmony.
(b) Sensual yearning.
(c) Erotic love.
(d) Platonic longing.
8. What assessment does Helt have of Reta's first novel?
(a) That it was entertaining but poorly written.
(b) That it was quickly written and a light read.
(c) That it was well-written and complex.
(d) That it was laborious and difficult to understand.
9. 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 spring.
(b) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous summer.
(c) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous fall.
(d) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous winter.
10. What does Norah do when Reta attempts to forcibly remove her from her street corner?
(a) She runs away.
(b) She sits passively.
(c) She hits Reta.
(d) She screams.
11. What do Reta and Tom speculate about Norah's wrists?
(a) Whether someone else has hurt Norah.
(b) Whether Norah has fallen and hurt herself.
(c) Whether Norah has made unsavory friends.
(d) Whether Norah has used a razor in a suicide attempt.
12. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what failure is "a moral dilemma in itself"?
(a) Ford-Halpern's failure to improve Reta's novel.
(b) Ford-Halpern's failure to mention any female contributors.
(c) Ford-Halpern's failure to treat Norah.
(d) Ford-Halpern's failure to ask tough questions.
13. 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 introduce another character to marry Alicia.
(c) That she make Roman the focus instead of Alicia.
(d) That she make Alicia the focus instead of Roman.
14. According to Arthur, Roman is an ___________ and ___________ character.
(a) Indifferent; dull.
(b) Indescribable; complex.
(c) Interesting; smart.
(d) Intelligent; interesting.
15. How does Reta sign her letter to Ford-Halpern?
(a) Yours, Rita Orange.
(b) Yours, Reta Winters.
(c) Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville.
(d) Yours, Reta Orangetown.
Short Answer Questions
1. In January, what has Reta left in limbo since her last conversation with Arthur Springer?
2. Who works as a trombonist?
3. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
4. What is the woman who sets herself on fire outside of Honest Ed's wearing?
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?
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