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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Reta's writer friends at the Orange Blossom Room, why are women excluded from real life?
(a) Because men view women as lacking moral authority and capability.
(b) Because men view women as more capable and superior.
(c) Because men view women as superior to everyday concerns.
(d) Because men view women as incapable of rational thought.

2. What present does Reta get for Norah's seventeenth birthday while on a book tour in D.C.?
(a) A purse.
(b) A scarf.
(c) A necklace.
(d) A sweater.

3. Who is Reta's mentor?
(a) Danielle Westerman.
(b) Colin Glass.
(c) Tom Winters
(d) Madame Sylvia.

4. According to Reta, what is the most important aspect in her life?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Her home.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her writing career.

5. According to Reta, what are women still dismissed and excluded from?
(a) Freedom of expression.
(b) Accolades and compensation.
(c) Primary entitlements.
(d) Economic advancement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?

2. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?

3. Who suddenly dies at Scribano & Lawrence?

4. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?

5. What are the two main characters' names in the sequel to Reta's first novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Reta initially think Norah's problems may have stemmed from her relationship with Ben Abbot?

2. Why does Reta view her trip to the library as a way of reconnecting with Norah?

3. Why does Reta wake up with anxiety about cleaning her house?

4. How do Natalie and Christine attempt to give the impression that Norah's absence is part of a normal routine?

5. Why does Arthur love Alicia as a character and why is it significant?

6. Why is Reta reluctant to give Arthur Springer a first draft of her novel, and what does it reveal about her writing?

7. Describe life in the Winters' household.

8. How does Reta respond to the death of Mr. Scribano and how is it significant?

9. Why does Danielle believe that Norah has embraced her powerlessness in society by living as a homeless person?

10. What does Reta's husband Tom do for a living and how is it significant concerning Norah's absence?

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