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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 anomaly does Lois tell Arthur she sees on the oak tree outside her window?
(a) A nest.
(b) A ribbon.
(c) A lone leaf.
(d) A dead branch.
2. What does Tom tell Reta on the phone that Norah has which has caused her to be hospitalized?
3. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
4. What does Reta remember about Tom's childhood as they walk in the cemetery?
(a) She remembers that his family lost their fortune.
(b) She remembers that his mother was a terrible housekeeper.
(c) She remembers that Tom ran away from home.
(d) She remembers that his father was in the army.
5. What does Reta call the "worry word" of life?
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose obituary does Reta read in the Globe and Mail?
2. What does Tracy Halliday want a huge jar of marbles to represent for Norah?
3. Why has Danielle deleted her early life and reinvented herself?
4. What great themes of literature does Reta tell Helt she learned while in high school?
5. Why does Lois knock on the door to investigate when Arthur is in the house by himself?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
2. What is Reta's central point in her letter to Helt?
3. At the hospital, what does Natalie reveal about the injuries to Norah's hands?
4. How does Arthur feel about Roman, the other main character in Reta's novel?
5. When Reta and Tom consult a psychiatrist about Norah, what does he tell them and how do they respond?
6. What is Lois's true opinion of what happened to Norah that she is afraid to express?
7. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?
8. At the end of the novel, what do we learn about the reason for Norah's disappearance and subsequent homelessness?
9. Why is Lois's conversation with Arthur when she comes over to investigate about dinner significant?
10. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists that cause Tom to forget his trilobites and research stress and trauma?
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