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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 title does Arthur suggest for Reta's novel?
(a) Bear Fruit.
2. How does Reta sign her letter to Ford-Halpern?
(a) Yours, Rita Orange.
(b) Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville.
(c) Yours, Reta Winters.
(d) Yours, Reta Orangetown.
3. Who does Arthur frighten when he accidentally knocks over the object at Reta's house?
4. Why does Arthur tell Reta the day after Christmas that he has been up all night?
(a) Because he has been thinking about Alicia.
(b) Because her book needs a lot of work.
(c) Because he is concerned Reta will miss a deadline.
(d) Because he has not received her book.
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 have a conference before she finishes the first draft.
(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 meet before he leaves the country.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Arthur accidentally knock over during his first visit at Reta's?
2. What does Norah use to try and put out the flames from the woman's fire?
3. According to Francis, why does everyone dismiss Norah's gloves at the hostel?
4. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?
5. What anomaly does Lois tell Arthur she sees on the oak tree outside her window?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Reta sign her letter to Dennis Ford-Halpern, "Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville"?
2. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists that cause Tom to forget his trilobites and research stress and trauma?
3. At the hospital, what does Natalie reveal about the injuries to Norah's hands?
4. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.
5. What rationale does Reta offer about the importance of novels despite moral injustice in the world?
6. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?
7. When Reta and Tom consult a psychiatrist about Norah, what does he tell them and how do they respond?
8. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
9. Why does an older friend of Reta's advise her to read obituaries as a young writer?
10. What is Reta's central point in her letter to Helt?
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