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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 relationship does the reader fear the narrator will have with Louise?
(a) Similar to the narrator's relationship with Jacqueline.
(b) Similar to the narrator's relationship with Frank.
(c) Similar to the narrator's relationship with Bathsheba.
(d) Similar to the narrator's relationship with Inge.

2. What did Elgin study when he finished going to school?
(a) Doctor-patient interaction.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Veterinary science.
(d) Cancer research.

3. How does the narrator answer Louise's question about the future of their relationship?
(a) That only Elgin stands in the way.
(b) That only Jacqueline stands in the way
(c) That it's impossible to know at this point.
(d) That it is not important at this point.

4. What is most significant about the narrator?
(a) The narrator has had many affairs.
(b) The reader doesn't understand the narrator's motives.
(c) The narrator is unlikeable.
(d) The reader doesn't know the gender or name of the narrator.

5. What does the violence in the novel represent?
(a) Postmodernism.
(b) Realism.
(c) Idealism.
(d) Pessimism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Louise describe as being bad with people?

2. How did Elgin's mother die?

3. Which of the following best describes Inge?

4. What did Elgin study?

5. Before learning the truth, what did Jacqueline think her relationship with the narrator was?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Inge.

2. What is the narrator's initial impression of Louise?

3. According to the narrator, why wouldn't Jacqueline appreciate an affair?

4. Why did the narrator choose to stay with Jacqueline for a short while?

5. According to the narrator, why would Louise appreciate having an affair?

6. What is Elgin's reaction to Louise having an affair?

7. Is the narrator reliable? Why or why not?

8. Do you think that Jacqueline's character will play a larger role in the novel? Why or why not?

9. Why does Louise refuse the narrator's affection?

10. Describe the relationship between Louise and Elgin.

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