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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 is Helt's central thesis in her review of a female author?
(a) That women writers are only concerned with feelings.
(b) That male writers are not as skilled as women writers.
(c) That male writers are better at writing about feelings.
(d) That women writers are not as skilled as male writers.

2. According to Tom, what is the cause of the condition of Norah's hands?
(a) A fight.
(b) Self-mutilation.
(c) A fall.
(d) Second-degree burns.

3. What has been able to distract Reta from grieving for Norah?
(a) Her friends.
(b) Her novel.
(c) Her family.
(d) Her house.

4. In the cemetery, what is the inscription beneath Mary Leland's name on her headstone?
(a) She Took Good Care of Her Cows.
(b) She Took Good Care of Her Husband.
(c) She Took Good Care of Her Children.
(d) She Took Good Care of Her Chickens.

5. What newspaper does Emily Helt write for?
(a) The Washington Post.
(b) The Chicago Tribune.
(c) The New York Times.
(d) The Los Angeles Times.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is elected Prime Minister again?

2. Who insists that Norah is reacting to her state of powerlessness in society during Norah's visit with her?

3. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists?

4. What assessment does Helt have of Reta's first novel?

5. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the end of the novel, what do we learn about the reason for Norah's disappearance and subsequent homelessness?

2. What issue does Reta take with Emily Helt's book review in the Chicago Tribune?

3. Why does Reta sign her letter to Dennis Ford-Halpern, "Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville"?

4. What does Reta notice on Norah's wrists that cause Tom to forget his trilobites and research stress and trauma?

5. How does the staff's response at the hostel regarding Norah's gloves indicate her invisibility as a street person?

6. 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?

7. How do the meetings with her friends at the Orange Blossom Room ground Reta in reality?

8. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.

9. What is Reta's impression of Arthur Springer when she finally meets him at her home in January and how do they get into a heated discussion?

10. Why does Reta call Dennis Ford-Halpern's omission of women in his book "The Goodness Gap" a "moral dilemma in itself"?

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