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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. Which of the following becomes most important to the narrator by the end of the novel?
(a) Helping others.
(d) Sexual tension.
2. When the narrator returns to the country, how does he or she get from the train station to the cottage?
(d) Taxi cab.
3. What does Elgin tell the narrator when the narrator is looking for Louise?
(a) Louise has died.
(b) Louise does not want to see him again.
(c) Louise is in the hospital.
(d) Louise has run away.
4. Whose mother does the narrator visit in search of Louise?
(a) The narrator's mother.
(b) Louise's mother.
(c) Jacqueline's mother.
(d) Elgin's mother.
5. Why is it significant that Louise and the narrator go on vacation?
(a) They build memories.
(b) They learn to truly appreciate each other.
(c) They get married.
(d) They learn more about each other.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Elgin arriving home with when the narrator sees him?
2. Who does the narrator believe is waiting for him or her in the cottage upon returning?
3. Which character would be considered to be the most heroic in the novel?
4. What does the reader learn about the narrator over the course of the novel?
5. Why does the narrator decide to go back to the countryside after looking for Louise?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why might the reader be suspicious of Elgin's behavior?
2. When the narrator leaves Louise, who do you think is happiest?
3. How does the narrator know that he or she made a mistake?
4. What is Elgin's goal throughout the novel? Has he achieved this goal yet?
5. What is Louise's goal throughout the novel? Has she achieved this goal yet?
6. Why isn't the narrator interested in Gail sexually?
7. How is selfishness a theme in the novel?
8. What is Gail's role in the novel?
9. What role does the theme "temptation" play in the novel?
10. Why does the narrator decide to leave Louise?
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