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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What question about Norah does Lois Winters ask every night at dinner?
(a) When is Norah coming home?
(b) Where's Norah?
(c) How is Norah?
(d) Why is Norah gone?
2. What is Helt's central thesis in her review of a female author?
(a) That male writers are not as skilled as women writers.
(b) That women writers are only concerned with feelings.
(c) That male writers are better at writing about feelings.
(d) That women writers are not as skilled as male writers.
3. According to Lois, what year did her husband die?
4. Why has Danielle deleted her early life and reinvented herself?
(a) Because she suffered from an accident and has trouble remembering.
(b) Because she feels the past must be forgotten in order to move forward.
(c) Because her early life is too painful and she wants to forget everything.
(d) Because she thinks it is important for feminists to assume new identities.
5. 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.
6. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that he has been up all night?
(a) Because he has been thinking about Alicia.
(b) Because he is concerned Reta will miss a deadline.
(c) Because her book needs a lot of work.
(d) Because he has not received her book.
7. According to Francis, why does everyone dismiss Norah's gloves at the hostel?
(a) Because many people at the hostel wore gloves.
(b) Because they were more concerned with other homeless people.
(c) Because they thought Norah was just another eccentric street person.
(d) Because Norah told them she didn't want to talk about it.
8. What does Arthur accidentally knock over during his first visit at Reta's?
(a) A glass vase.
(b) A serving platter.
(c) A wine bottle.
(d) A book.
9. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her novel.
(c) Her friends.
(d) Her house.
10. According to Arthur, Roman is an ___________ and ___________ character.
(a) Intelligent; interesting.
(b) Indescribable; complex.
(c) Indifferent; dull.
(d) Interesting; smart.
11. What date does Arthur Springer agree to meet with Reta in 2001?
(a) January 19th.
(b) January 2nd.
(c) January 30th.
(d) January 4th.
12. In her letter to the short story writer, Reta hints that a single _________ moment was caught on videotape.
13. What is the name of the place Reta meets her friends on Tuesdays?
(a) Green Blossom Room.
(b) Red Blossom Room.
(c) Yellow Blossom Room.
(d) Orange Blossom Room.
14. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what failure is "a moral dilemma in itself"?
(a) Ford-Halpern's failure to ask tough questions.
(b) Ford-Halpern's failure to improve Reta's novel.
(c) Ford-Halpern's failure to mention any female contributors.
(d) Ford-Halpern's failure to treat Norah.
15. Why does Arthur state that he thinks of the final chapter as the "kiln?"
(a) Because the clay is malleable and the ending will harden into something beautiful.
(b) Because the heat of the fire is akin to the power of the ending.
(c) Because the labor of creation is the same in writing as in art.
(d) Because the clay is as malleable as a reader's interpretation.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the third novel in Reta's trilogy?
2. In the letter to the short story writer, why does Reta mention that her friend Emma lost the integrity of her body?
3. Why does Reta have difficulty carrying on a conversation with Arthur when he comes o her home for the first time?
4. Why does Lois knock on the door to investigate when Arthur is in the house by himself?
5. What do Reta and Tom speculate about Norah's wrists?
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