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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 sits passively.
(b) She screams.
(c) She hits Reta.
(d) She runs away.
2. Who is elected Prime Minister again?
(a) Kim Campbell.
(b) Pierre Trudeau.
(c) Jean Chretrien.
(d) John Turner.
3. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
4. What does Tom tell Reta on the phone that Norah has which has caused her to be hospitalized?
5. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that it is urgent that she come to New York?
(a) Because he wants to meet before he leaves the country.
(b) Because he wants her to sign a six figure book deal.
(c) Because he wants her to give a reading at a major bookstore.
(d) Because he wants to have a conference before she finishes the first draft.
Short Answer Questions
1. What question about Norah does Lois Winters ask every night at dinner?
2. After Reta discovers Norah's wrists, what does Tom leave for Norah when he sees her in Toronto?
3. According to Lois, what year did her husband die?
4. What date does Arthur Springer agree to meet with Reta in 2001?
5. Why do Christine and Natalie think something terrible must have happened to Norah?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the meetings with her friends at the Orange Blossom Room ground Reta in reality?
2. How does the staff's response at the hostel regarding Norah's gloves indicate her invisibility as a street person?
3. What is Lois's true opinion of what happened to Norah that she is afraid to express?
4. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
5. 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?
6. What is Reta's central point in her letter to Helt?
7. Why does Reta sign her letter to Dennis Ford-Halpern, "Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville"?
8. In her letter about the death of Peter Harding, how does Reta compare herself to Norah?
9. How does Arthur feel about Roman, the other main character in Reta's novel?
10. Why does an older friend of Reta's advise her to read obituaries as a young writer?
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