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Cathedral

Cathedral

by Raymond Carver

Cathedral: Get Your Stained Glass On True or False

1. Which describes Robert’s condition?Deaf
2. Who recently died just before the story begins?Robert’s wife
3. How did Robert and the narrator’s wife correspond?Audio tape
4. Why isn’t the narrator happy that Robert is coming to visit?He is jealous of Robert
5. Years ago, about what did the narrator’s wife write a poem?Robert saying her name
6. Whom did the narrator’s wife marry originally?An officer
7. The narrator’s wife was so unhappy in her prior marriage that she did what?Had three kids so she could take have some companionship
8. What does Robert do with the narrator and his wife that he has never done before?Engage in a ménage-a-trois
9. What does the Robert ask the narrator to describe to him?A cathedral
10. When the narrator has trouble with this activity, what does Robert then ask that he do?Draw it

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