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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the name of the place Reta meets her friends on Tuesdays?
(a) Yellow Blossom Room.
(b) Orange Blossom Room.
(c) Green Blossom Room.
(d) Red Blossom Room.
2. What is the exception Reta is going to make regarding the letter to the short story writer?
(a) Reta is not going to send it.
(b) Reta is actually going to send it.
(c) Reta is going to publish it.
(d) Reta is going to burn it.
3. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists?
(a) Scabs and tattoos.
(b) Scabs and red sores.
(c) Scratches and bruises.
(d) Bandaids and gauze.
4. 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.
5. 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 winter.
(b) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous fall.
(c) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous summer.
(d) That Norah has been wearing them since the previous spring.
6. For what dish did Lois win a prize at the Orangetown Fair?
(a) German honey cake.
(b) Irish stew.
(c) English fish and chips.
(d) Greek baklava.
7. Who does Arthur frighten when he accidentally knocks over the object at Reta's house?
8. Whose obituary does Reta read in the Globe and Mail?
(a) Paula Hemingway.
(b) Peter Harding.
(c) Pam Horton.
(d) Paul Hillsdale.
9. Arthur tells Reta the day after Christmas that he is filled with admiration for what?
(a) Norah's resolve.
(b) Reta's talent.
(c) Alicia's goodness.
(d) Roman's faith.
10. 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 will not forgive you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(c) I no longer mourn for you. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
(d) I grieve for you too. Rita Hayworth Orange Blossom City.
11. What question about Norah does Lois Winters ask every night at dinner?
(a) When is Norah coming home?
(b) How is Norah?
(c) Why is Norah gone?
(d) Where's Norah?
12. 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 Children.
(c) She Took Good Care of Her Husband.
(d) She Took Good Care of Her Chickens.
13. What is the short story writer's name who Reta writes a letter to?
(a) Renee Simon.
(b) Robert Spiller.
(c) Russell Sandor.
(d) Richard Smiley.
14. What assessment does Helt have of Reta's first novel?
(a) That it was well-written and complex.
(b) That it was quickly written and a light read.
(c) That it was laborious and difficult to understand.
(d) That it was entertaining but poorly written.
15. What does Norah do when Reta attempts to forcibly remove her from her street corner?
(a) She runs away.
(b) She hits Reta.
(c) She screams.
(d) She sits passively.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Arthur Springer call Reta the day after Christmas?
2. What does Tom think Norah might be suffering from?
3. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
4. What is the name of the third novel in Reta's trilogy?
5. In her letter about the obituary in the Globe and Mail, what kind of days does Reta write that she is going through?
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