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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. Who has been appointed to a university Chair in Theology?
(a) Emily Helt.
(b) Gemma Walsh.
(c) Emma Allen.
(d) Danielle Westerman.
2. What does Arthur consider the last chapter in Reta's novel to be?
(a) The worst.
(b) The best.
(c) The least important.
(d) The most important.
3. According to Arthur, Roman is an ___________ and ___________ character.
(a) Indescribable; complex.
(b) Intelligent; interesting.
(c) Interesting; smart.
(d) Indifferent; dull.
4. What does Francis Quinn tell Reta and Tom about the gloves Norah has been wearing?
(a) That Norah wears them to pray.
(b) That Norah wears them to bed.
(c) That Norah wears them in the bath.
(d) That Norah wears them at dinner.
5. Who lost her own son to a heroin overdose?
Short Answer Questions
1. The nature of _______dominates the conversation between Reta and Danielle at lunch.
2. According to Reta, what can "help us turn down the volume of our own interior discourse"?
3. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
4. When Reta leaves Arthur in the house by himself to go to the hospital, what does he do?
5. What assessment does Helt have of Reta's first novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Reta, why is goodness not a guaranteed virtue?
2. How do the meetings with her friends at the Orange Blossom Room ground Reta in reality?
3. What does Reta and Tom's walk in Orangetown cemetery represent?
4. Why does Arthur Springer call one day after Christmas and what is Reta's response?
5. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists that cause Tom to forget his trilobites and research stress and trauma?
6. How does Emma, Reta's journalist friend, try to comfort her and how is it significant?
7. How does the staff's response at the hostel regarding Norah's gloves indicate her invisibility as a street person?
8. What issue does Reta take with Emily Helt's book review in the Chicago Tribune?
9. What is Lois's true opinion of what happened to Norah that she is afraid to express?
10. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
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