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Chapter One opens on an important day in Beatrice's life: the day she will take her aptitude test, to determine which faction her mind and personality are most suited for. Though children in dystopian Chicago are raised in their parents' faction, once they turn sixteen they have the option to transfer to a different faction or remain where they are. After Choosing Day, the new members go through an initiation process that varies per faction. Beatrice won't be obligated to choose the faction the results point to, but the test is supposed to help her make up her mind.
Beatrice's answer to her mother when asked if she's worried about the text;
"No," I (Beatrice) say, "The tests don't have to change out choices."