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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. Why is Colin's marriage to Marietta troubled?
(a) Because Marietta is unfaithful.
(b) Because Colin is unfaithful.
(c) Because Colin has suddenly left Marietta.
(d) Because Marietta has suddenly left Colin.
2. In the few weeks prior to her disappearance, who does Ben think Norah might have a problem with that would account for her uncharacteristic behavior?
(a) One of her professors.
(b) One of her co-workers.
(c) One of her sisters.
(d) One of her friends.
3. According to Arthur, who possesses "profound human goodness"?
4. Who suddenly dies at Scribano & Lawrence?
(a) Mr. Scribano.
(b) Mr. Lawrence.
(c) Mrs. Scribano.
(d) Mrs. Lawrence.
5. What do the Winters do when they discover where Norah sleeps at night?
(a) They drive aimlessly throughout the city.
(b) They try to rescue Norah.
(c) They go to church to pray.
(d) They tour the hostel.
Short Answer Questions
1. What subjects are Christine and Natalie studying for their exams?
2. According to Reta, what is there a sense of that runs throughout her main characters' story?
3. What does Reta immerse herself in despite her continuing grief?
4. Why does Natalie thank Reta on Christine's birthday in October?
5. How does Reta describe her sexual relationship with Tom?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. When does Reta's mind begin to wander and what does she think of during dinner with Tom's physicist friend, Colin Glass?
3. How do Natalie and Christine attempt to give the impression that Norah's absence is part of a normal routine?
4. According to Ben, how has Norah changed in the few weeks prior to her disappearance?
5. What does Reta do each month that indicates her attempt to live up to an idea of "goodness?"
6. How does Reta respond to the death of Mr. Scribano and how is it significant?
7. Why does Reta wake up with anxiety about cleaning her house?
8. What is Reta's complaint in her letter to the editor of a literary magazine regarding one of its advertising pages?
9. Describe Norah's thoughts about the two main characters in her novel, and why they are significant.
10. Why does Reta view her trip to the library as a way of reconnecting with Norah?
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