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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 Reta think most people would assume about the inscription on Mary Leland's headstone?
(a) That Mary would be proud.
(b) That Mary's life was hard.
(c) That the stone mason made a mistake.
(d) That the inscription is apt.
2. What does Tom tell Reta on the phone that Norah has which has caused her to be hospitalized?
3. What does Reta think of Helt's assessment of her first novel?
(a) Reta agrees with Helt and is glad to be regarded as a serious writer.
(b) Reta disagrees with Helt but is glad to be regarded as a serious writer.
(c) Reta disagrees with Helt and does not want to be disregarded as a serious writer.
(d) Reta agrees with Helt but does not want to be disregarded as a serious writer.
4. In her review of a female author, Helt states that all relationships are seen through the lens of what?
(a) Sensual yearning.
(b) Erotic love.
(c) Sexual harmony.
(d) Platonic longing.
5. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Arthur consider the last chapter in Reta's novel to be?
2. During lunch, why is Danielle disappointed with Reta's decision to write another novel?
3. What question about Norah does Lois Winters ask every night at dinner?
4. What does Natalie remind her family about how long Norah has been wearing her garden gloves?
5. What do the Winters believe Norah will do with the package Christine and Natalie give her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why don't the Winters' want to discuss the fact that Norah probably gave her Christmas package away?
2. In her letter about the death of Peter Harding, how does Reta compare herself to Norah?
3. How does the staff's response at the hostel regarding Norah's gloves indicate her invisibility as a street person?
4. 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?
5. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
6. According to Reta, what is the "worry word" of life and why is it significant?
7. What does Reta and Tom's walk in Orangetown cemetery represent?
8. As Reta and Arthur have their heated discussion, what three things happen that interrupt them that provide comic relief to the serious conversation?
9. When Reta and Tom consult a psychiatrist about Norah, what does he tell them and how do they respond?
10. How does Arthur feel about Roman, the other main character in Reta's novel?
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