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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. In her review of a female author, Helt states that all relationships are seen through the lens of what?
(a) Platonic longing.
(b) Sexual harmony.
(c) Erotic love.
(d) Sensual yearning.
3. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists?
(a) Scratches and bruises.
(b) Scabs and tattoos.
(c) Scabs and red sores.
(d) Bandaids and gauze.
4. What is the short story writer's name who Reta writes a letter to?
(a) Renee Simon.
(b) Robert Spiller.
(c) Richard Smiley.
(d) Russell Sandor.
5. In her letter to Ford-Halpern, how does Reta think other daughters can be protected from Norah's fate?
(a) By giving speeches across the country.
(b) By sacrificing happiness for honor.
(c) By imposing stricter vagrancy laws.
(d) By allowing them to be fully human.
6. According to the Chair in Theology, what faith is balanced on words "already" and "not yet?"
(a) The Protestant faith.
(b) The Lutheran faith.
(c) The Jewish faith.
(d) The Christian faith.
7. What items are NOT in the package Christine and Natalie bring Norah after Christmas break?
(a) A tracksuit and soap.
(b) A thermos and gloves.
(c) A brush and comb.
(d) Fruit and chocolate.
8. In January, what has Reta left in limbo since her last conversation with Arthur Springer?
(a) Writing her novel.
(b) Visiting Norah.
(c) Translating Danielle's book.
(d) Talking to Danielle.
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. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
(a) Because he wants her to give a reading at a major bookstore.
(b) Because he wants to have a conference before she finishes the first draft.
(c) Because he wants to meet before he leaves the country.
(d) Because he wants her to sign a six figure book deal.
11. 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.
12. 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 corrected her partial first draft.
(c) To tell her that her partial first draft needs work.
(d) To tell her that he has not read her partial first draft.
13. What assessment does Helt have of Reta's first novel?
(a) That it was entertaining but poorly written.
(b) That it was laborious and difficult to understand.
(c) That it was well-written and complex.
(d) That it was quickly written and a light read.
14. Whose obituary does Reta read in the Globe and Mail?
(a) Paul Hillsdale.
(b) Peter Harding.
(c) Paula Hemingway.
(d) Pam Horton.
15. Who tells Reta and Tom that "Vagrancy can be thoughtful or careless; she has chosen the latter"?
(a) Norah's professor.
(b) Ben Abbot.
(c) A psychiatrist.
(d) Danielle Westerman.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has been appointed to a university Chair in Theology?
2. According to Arthur, Roman is an ___________ and ___________ character.
3. Why has Danielle deleted her early life and reinvented herself?
4. What is Norah doing when Reta first sees her in the hospital?
5. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what failure is "a moral dilemma in itself"?
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