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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 is on the note that the narrator leaves for Louise?
(a) "I cannot get over you. Find me."
(b) The cottage's address.
(c) The address of the narrator's work.
(d) "I love you."
2. Which of the following best describes the narrator's emotional state while living in the countryside?
3. What does Louise decide to do after the vacation?
(a) Cause legal trouble for Elgin.
(b) Get a divorce.
(c) Visit Jacqueline.
(d) Get married.
4. What does Louise admit about her disorder?
(a) She does have a disorder and is waiting for test results.
(b) She is dying.
(c) She has no idea what Elgin is talking about.
(d) She denies having health conditions.
5. Which of the following best describes the narrator's ultimate goal?
(a) For Elgin to make Louise happy.
(b) For Louise to be healthy and safe.
(c) For Louise to pursue her dreams.
(d) To find fulfillment in work.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator handcuff himself/herself to?
2. Which of the following types of love is a theme in the novel?
3. Which of the following describes the narrator's plan to find Louise?
4. Whose mother does the narrator visit in search of Louise?
5. Who decided they had to be the one to walk away concerning Louise's illness?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the narrator's confrontation with Elgin.
2. Describe the role "love without gender" plays in the novel.
3. What is significant about the narrator and Louise going on vacation together?
4. When the narrator leaves Louise, who do you think is happiest?
5. According to the novel, how is love more important than societal opinions?
6. How does the narrator know that he or she made a mistake?
7. Why isn't the narrator interested in Gail sexually?
8. How does the narrator grieve in the countryside?
9. What is the narrator's goal throughout the novel? Has he or she achieved it so far?
10. Why does Louise say that she doesn't need treatment? Is she telling the truth?
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