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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the narrator, why do married women have affairs?
(a) Relationships become boring.
(b) Men are not able to please women.
(c) Women are forced into marriage.
(d) Long-term relationships are no longer possible.

2. What type of woman is the narrator known to seek out?
(a) Married women.
(b) Angry women.
(c) Educated women.
(d) Shy women.

3. Which best describes the narrator's reliability?
(a) The narrator's judgement is affected by the past.
(b) The narrator is reliable.
(c) The narrator is not reliable, and he or she admits it.
(d) The narrator is completely unreliable.

4. How does Elgin feel about Louise finding sexual fulfillment elsewhere?
(a) He is disgusted by Louise.
(b) He loathes the idea.
(c) He understands it.
(d) He is completely comfortable with it.

5. What did Bathsheba once expose the narrator to?
(a) A group of violent men.
(b) A sexually transmitted disease.
(c) Drug culture.
(d) An illegal gambling ring.

6. Which of the following is a theme in the novel?
(a) Loving somebody you can't have.
(b) The past is always hurtful.
(c) Lost relationships.
(d) Angry ex-lovers.

7. What did Elgin study?
(a) Food preparation.
(b) Chemistry.
(c) Sociology.
(d) Medicine.

8. What does Louise ask the narrator when telling him or her about Elgin?
(a) If they have a chance of lasting.
(b) If their relationship will include living together.
(c) If their relationship will include children.
(d) If their relationship will include marriage.

9. What did Bathsheba bring out most in the narrator?
(a) A philosophical side.
(b) A shy side.
(c) A sexual side.
(d) A bad side.

10. What can the reader tell about the narrator's feelings about Jacqueline?
(a) The narrator loved Jacqueline passionately.
(b) The narrator wanted to be with Jacqueline forever.
(c) The narrator despised Jacqueline and most women.
(d) The narrator did not love Jacqueline.

11. After fighting with Jacqueline, what does the narrator do?
(a) Calls Elgin on the phone.
(b) Fights with a man outside.
(c) Wanders the streets.
(d) Visits an old lover.

12. Where does Jacqueline work?
(a) Zoo.
(b) Hospital.
(c) Library.
(d) Restaurant.

13. What are the names of Elgin's parents?
(a) Esau and Sarah.
(b) Carter and Christie.
(c) Samuel and Jaylyn.
(d) Elgin and Cassandra.

14. Why does the narrator tell so many women that he or she loves them?
(a) It is easy for the narrator.
(b) The narrator genuinely loved them.
(c) The narrator enjoys deceit.
(d) The narrator loves all women.

15. According to Louise, who has said "I love you" to many people?
(a) Jacqueline.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Elgin.
(d) Louise.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the reader view the narrator's relationship with Jacqueline?

2. What is Jacqueline's relationship with Louise?

3. What relationship does the reader fear the narrator will have with Louise?

4. Which of the following best describes the narrator when he or she is in a relationship with Jacqueline?

5. What do vague elements in the story allow the reader to focus on?

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