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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale


by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale: Parks and Procreation Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Handmaid's Tale? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the main purpose of the handmaids?

To wait on the men hand and foot
To make sure the Center is sparkling clean
To help the footmaids reach things on high shelves
To produce children
Q. For whom does the narrator develop feelings?

The Commander
The Commander’s brother
The Commander’s chauffeur
The Commander’s alter ego, Captain Commando
Q. What is a Women’s Salvaging?

The place where all of the extra women are stored
A public execution
A brainwashing exercise
A prayer meeting
A method of torture
Q. What is the sign that you’re about to get arrested or killed?

A black van arrives
Generally it’s the presence of handcuffs about to be locked about your wrists or a loaded gun up against your temple
The doors of your room become locked from the outside
Your name is announced over the PA system
Q. What does the professor say happened to the narrator?

She was captured and killed
She escaped and was never recaptured
He is uncertain
Well, he said she fell into a wormhole, but to be fair, history really isn’t his area of expertise