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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. During lunch, why is Danielle disappointed with Reta's decision to write another novel?
(a) Because she considers writing fiction a trivial pursuit.
(b) Because she wants Reta to translate another one of her books.
(c) Because she wants Reta to focus on rescuing Norah.
(d) Because she thinks Reta's first novel wasn't very good.
2. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?
(a) Norah and Ben's.
(b) Marietta and Colin's.
(c) Reta and Tom's.
(d) Alicia and Roman's.
3. In the short story that Reta writes her letter about, what does the Czech professor see in the medical supply shop that disgusts him?
(a) A colostomy bag.
(b) A mastectomy bra.
(c) An artifical limb.
(d) An oxygen tank.
4. What question about Norah does Lois Winters ask every night at dinner?
(a) Why is Norah gone?
(b) How is Norah?
(c) Where's Norah?
(d) When is Norah coming home?
5. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
(a) Her novel.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her friends.
(d) Her house.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reta mention in her letter about the obituary that she wants from the universe?
2. Why does Arthur state that he thinks of the final chapter as the "kiln?"
3. According to the Chair in Theology, what faith is balanced on words "already" and "not yet?"
4. For what dish did Lois win a prize at the Orangetown Fair?
5. Why does Arthur Springer call Reta the day after Christmas?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Reta's impression of Arthur Springer when she finally meets him at her home in January and how do they get into a heated discussion?
2. In her letter about the death of Peter Harding, how does Reta compare herself to Norah?
3. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
4. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.
5. What issue does Reta take with Emily Helt's book review in the Chicago Tribune?
6. According to Gemma Walsh, Reta's friend who has been appointed Chair of Theology, the Christian faith is balance on the words "already" and "not yet." Why does Reta find this significant?
7. How does Arthur feel about Roman, the other main character in Reta's novel?
8. How does the staff's response at the hostel regarding Norah's gloves indicate her invisibility as a street person?
9. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?
10. Why does Arthur Springer call one day after Christmas and what is Reta's response?
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