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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. In her letter to the short story writer, Reta hints that a single _________ moment was caught on videotape.
2. Whose wedding is Reta worried about?
(a) Marietta and Colin's.
(b) Reta and Tom's.
(c) Norah and Ben's.
(d) Alicia and Roman's.
3. According to Reta, what is the most egregious change Arthur suggests she make in her novel?
(a) That she introduce another character to marry Alicia.
(b) That she make Alicia the focus instead of Roman.
(c) That she introduce another character to marry Roman.
(d) That she make Roman the focus instead of Alicia.
4. In the story, who does Reta think the Czech professor must hate?
(a) The reader.
(b) The writer.
5. What items are NOT in the package Christine and Natalie bring Norah after Christmas break?
(a) Fruit and chocolate.
(b) A brush and comb.
(c) A tracksuit and soap.
(d) A thermos and gloves.
Short Answer Questions
1. What month does Reta finally meet Arthur Springer for the first time at her home?
2. According to Lois, what year did her husband die?
3. What does Arthur consider the last chapter in Reta's novel to be?
4. What is the name of the place Reta meets her friends on Tuesdays?
5. According to the Chair in Theology, what faith is balanced on words "already" and "not yet?"
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Reta and Lois's relationship.
2. According to Reta, what is the "worry word" of life and why is it significant?
3. At the hospital, what does Natalie reveal about the injuries to Norah's hands?
4. According to Gemma Walsh, Reta's friend who has been appointed Chair of Theology, the Christian faith is balance on the words "already" and "not yet." Why does Reta find this significant?
5. At the end of the novel, what do we learn about the reason for Norah's disappearance and subsequent homelessness?
6. What issue does Reta take with Emily Helt's book review in the Chicago Tribune?
7. Why does Reta make an exception in sending her letter to Russell Sandor, a short story writer?
8. 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?
9. Why does Reta sign her letter to Dennis Ford-Halpern, "Yours, Rita Orange d'Ville"?
10. As Reta and Arthur have their heated discussion, what three things happen that interrupt them that provide comic relief to the serious conversation?
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