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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 Norah do when Reta attempts to forcibly remove her from her street corner?
(a) She hits Reta.
(b) She screams.
(c) She sits passively.
(d) She runs away.
2. According to the friend who advised Reta as a young writer, what do obituaries contain?
(a) The dough of life.
(b) The soil of life.
(c) The seeds of life.
(d) The putty of life.
3. What items are NOT in the package Christine and Natalie bring Norah after Christmas break?
(a) A thermos and gloves.
(b) A brush and comb.
(c) A tracksuit and soap.
(d) Fruit and chocolate.
4. What date does Arthur Springer agree to meet with Reta in 2001?
(a) January 2nd.
(b) January 4th.
(c) January 19th.
(d) January 30th.
5. Arthur tells Reta the day after Christmas that he is filled with admiration for what?
(a) Roman's faith.
(b) Norah's resolve.
(c) Alicia's goodness.
(d) Reta's talent.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Reta alarmed by the sight of Norah's hands?
2. Who tells Reta and Tom that "Vagrancy can be thoughtful or careless; she has chosen the latter"?
3. In Reta's letter to Ford-Halpern, what is "an endless series of obstacles, an alignment of locked doors"?
4. Who is elected Prime Minister again?
5. What does Norah use to try and put out the flames from the woman's fire?
Short Essay Questions
1. In her letter about the death of Peter Harding, how does Reta compare herself to Norah?
2. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.
3. How do the meetings with her friends at the Orange Blossom Room ground Reta in reality?
4. When Reta and Tom consult a psychiatrist about Norah, what does he tell them and how do they respond?
5. What does Reta and Tom's walk in Orangetown cemetery represent?
6. At the hospital, what does Natalie reveal about the injuries to Norah's hands?
7. According to Reta, what is the "worry word" of life and why is it significant?
8. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?
9. What issue does Reta take with Emily Helt's book review in the Chicago Tribune?
10. What is Lois's true opinion of what happened to Norah that she is afraid to express?
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