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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 does Reta think most people would assume about the inscription on Mary Leland's headstone?
(a) That the stone mason made a mistake.
(b) That the inscription is apt.
(c) That Mary's life was hard.
(d) That Mary would be proud.
2. Who lost her own son to a heroin overdose?
3. According to Lois, who makes fun of the list in her recipe box?
4. What does Tom tell Reta on the phone that Norah has which has caused her to be hospitalized?
5. Arthur tells Reta the day after Christmas that he has read all the reviews for what book?
(a) Thyme in Bloom.
(b) The Goodness Gap.
(c) My Thyme is Up.
(d) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual World.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tracy Halliday want a huge jar of marbles to represent for Norah?
2. What does Tom think Norah might be suffering from?
3. What does Norah use to try and put out the flames from the woman's fire?
4. What does Francis Quinn tell Reta and Tom about the gloves Norah has been wearing?
5. What do the Winters believe Norah will do with the package Christine and Natalie give her?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Arthur feel about Roman, the other main character in Reta's novel?
2. According to Reta, why is goodness not a guaranteed virtue?
3. Why does Arthur Springer call one day after Christmas and what is Reta's response?
4. How do the meetings with her friends at the Orange Blossom Room ground Reta in reality?
5. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?
6. What is Reta's central point in her letter to Helt?
7. Why don't the Winters' want to discuss the fact that Norah probably gave her Christmas package away?
8. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.
9. What does Reta and Tom's walk in Orangetown cemetery represent?
10. In her letter to Russell Sandor, Reta states that she fears nothing. Why does she feel this way and how does she prove it in her letter?
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