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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. What is Reta's struggle about what a writer of fiction should give the reader?
(a) How much her characters should be like her readers.
(b) How much background information should be given.
(c) How many points of view should be given.
(d) How many metaphors and similes should be used.
2. What problem does Reta initially attribute Norah's disappearance to when she first goes missing?
(a) Norah's relationship with her sisters.
(b) Norah's relationship with her father.
(c) Norah's relationship with Reta.
(d) Norah's relationship with her boyfriend.
3. What has a dormitory appearance with meals served and an enforced curfew?
(a) The University of Toronto.
(b) The YMCA.
(c) The hostel.
(d) The psychiatric hospital.
4. What is the idea Reta shrinks from when it comes to writing her book?
(a) Reta shrinks from the idea of not being truthful.
(b) Reta shrinks from the idea of being too explicit.
(c) Reta shrinks from the idea of being prudish.
(d) Reta shrinks from the idea of writing nonfiction.
5. What does Reta do in lieu of attending the funeral for the person at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Reta grieves at home with her family.
(b) Reta does nothing.
(c) Reta brings a plant to the office.
(d) Reta sends flowers and a note.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Norah enroll at the University of Toronto?
2. What American event are Tom and the girls presently fixated on as they watch the news?
3. Why is Colin's marriage to Marietta troubled?
4. What does Reta bring Norah on the way to her appointment to have her eyebrows tinted?
5. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the memory of shopping for the perfect scarf for Norah haunt Reta as a "big female secret" and what does the scarf represent?
2. What does Reta's husband Tom do for a living and how is it significant concerning Norah's absence?
3. Describe Reta's feelings about the formation of her inner dialogue, the "longest conversation" that goes on in a lifetime in a person's mind.
4. Describe Reta's peculiar behavior when she visits Norah in early November.
5. What are Reta's feelings about Tom and their sexual relationship?
6. Describe Norah's thoughts about the two main characters in her novel, and why they are significant.
7. What does Reta do each month that indicates her attempt to live up to an idea of "goodness?"
8. Describe life in the Winters' household.
9. How does Reta respond to the death of Mr. Scribano and how is it significant?
10. How does the American election results in Florida that Tom, Christine, and Natalie watch relate to Norah's absence?
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