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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following states does it seem that the narrator likes, becoming apparent after the narrator moves?
(a) Being on the road.
(b) Being heartbroken.
(c) Being in love.
(d) Being safe.
2. Which of the following is the narrator afraid of?
(a) Louise treating their relationship like an affair.
(b) Louise fearing a relationship with the narrator.
(c) Jacqueline hurting Louise and Elgin.
(d) Elgin finding out about Louise's affair with the narrator.
3. Who tells the narrator that he or she made a mistake in trusting Elgin?
(b) The narrator's boss.
(d) Elgin's father.
4. Which of the following best describes the narrator's opinion of Elgin when he moves away?
(a) Elgin wants the best for Louise.
(b) Elgin is a vengeful person.
(c) Elgin is a good-hearted person who is misunderstood.
(d) Elgin will do something Louise won't appreciate, but it will be for the best.
5. When the narrator and his or her boss share a bed, why doesn't anything sexual happen between them?
(a) The narrator is drunk.
(b) The narrator's boss is angry.
(c) The narrator's boss is drunk.
(d) The narrator is too emotional.
6. Where does the narrator get a job in the country?
7. What does the narrator's boss urge him or her to do?
(a) Forget Louise entirely.
(b) Return to Jacqueline.
(c) Return to Louise.
(d) Kill Elgin.
8. When the narrator returns to the country, how does he or she get from the train station to the cottage?
(b) Taxi cab.
9. What can the reader infer about Elgin before the narrator moves?
(a) Elgin loves Louise despite everything.
(b) Elgin would like to kill Louise.
(c) Elgin wants to get revenge for the narrator's indiscretion.
(d) Elgin would like the narrator to die.
10. Which of the following best describes the narrator's ultimate goal?
(a) For Louise to pursue her dreams.
(b) To find fulfillment in work.
(c) For Louise to be healthy and safe.
(d) For Elgin to make Louise happy.
11. Why does the narrator decide to go back to the countryside after looking for Louise?
(a) The narrator would rather be in aguish alone than rattle Louise's new life.
(b) Louise is probably dead.
(c) The mistake is irreparable.
(d) The narrator's boss is willing to have an affair.
12. Whose mother does the narrator visit in search of Louise?
(a) Jacqueline's mother.
(b) Louise's mother.
(c) The narrator's mother.
(d) Elgin's mother.
13. Why does the narrator try to distance himself/herself from his/her boss?
(a) The narrator hates her.
(b) The narrator has been having an affair with somebody else.
(c) The narrator is not interested in having an affair with her.
(d) The narrator is scared of having feelings for anybody else.
14. What does the reader learn about the narrator over the course of the novel?
(a) The narrator doesn't actually love Louise.
(b) The narrator would like to get revenge on Elgin.
(c) The memory the narrator reveals is a happy one.
(d) The narrator is once again having an affair.
15. Which of the following describes the time Louise and the narrator lived together?
(b) Intense fury.
Short Answer Questions
1. What condition does Louise have?
2. What happens when the narrator becomes so obsessed with Louise?
3. Who promises to keep the narrator informed about Louise's condition?
4. Upon moving, why does the narrator begin studying?
5. Which pairing of characters has the most sexual tension?
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