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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 habit did Duke develop to cover the sound of her screams at night in Chapter 4?
(a) Washing her face.
(b) Whistling.
(c) Clearing her throat.
(d) Jumping out of bed.

2. Who, in Chapter 9, did Duke hero-worship and become very close to?
(a) Patricia Neal.
(b) Annie Bancroft.
(c) Torin Thatcher.
(d) Annie Sullivan.

3. What did Bill Schallert very often pretend to be around Duke?
(a) A monkey.
(b) Her father.
(c) A woman.
(d) Not very bright.

4. Who did the Rosses hope to create a duplicate of, by way of Duke?
(a) Grace Kelly.
(b) Audrey Hepburn.
(c) Lana Turner.
(d) Marilyn Monroe.

5. Who lived at 316 East 31st Street?
(a) The Ross's.
(b) John Astin.
(c) Duke's grandfather.
(d) Duke's family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Duke's mother spend time on the roof of their building?

2. What kind of accent did Duke have that the Rosses wanted to change?

3. What was Duke's father's main problem in life?

4. Who stood in the back of the theater to watch Duke perform in The Miracle Worker without her finding out about it until much later?

5. What happened to Duke's family's Christmas tree nearly every year when she was a child?

Short Essay Questions

1. While onstage during The Miracle Worker in Chapter 9, what did actor Thorin Thatcher do when he forgot his lines?

2. What were some of the things about her parts in the play, The Miracle Worker, that Duke liked best?

3. What was Duke most anxious about, causing her to go into psychotherapy for years?

4. What philosophical approach, suggested by Astin, does Duke follow today?

5. In Chapter 14, what was one of the worst stage experiences Duke ever had?

6. Why did Duke feel so close to Jean Byron, the actress who played Duke's mother on The Patty Duke Show?

7. Why would Shirley Bernstein get nervous when asking Duke four questions?

8. Why was it that Duke was not able to see her close-up in the film, The Miracle Worker, when she made a good and bad girl face?

9. How did Duke come to meet the Rosses?

10. What did Duke find herself praying for in Chapter 6?

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