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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Duke get to say to Annie during The MIracle Worker play, without the audience knowing it was her speaking?

2. Who was Sidney Sheldon?

3. What was the next stage role the Rosses found for Duke after The Miracle Worker?

4. What has Duke descended from a very long line of?

5. What religion did Ethel Ross tell Duke she now was, in Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Duke and her new husband, Harry Falk, find collecting Duke's money from the county clerk's office to be a painful event?

2. When filming for The Miracle Worker movie began, why was Duke thrilled to be able to travel to the set on her own?

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

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

5. What contributed to Duke's difficulty with keeping control of and monitoring her son, Sean, on the set of "Please Don't Hit Me, Mom"?

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

7. How did Duke's mother use the city bus as a form of recreation?

8. Why did Duke walk off the set of the Matt Lincoln, M.D. show in 1970?

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

10. Why, when Bobby Kennedy was shot, did Duke become so hysterical, even losing some control over herself?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Duke left the Rosses to live alone and began to date Harry Falk, her behavior changed. In what ways did Duke behave when she was more or less on her own? Why did she behave in this fashion?

Essay Topic 2

Duke often felt, as a young girl, that even if she did something right, she had still done wrong. Give examples of times when she might have felt this way and explain why. Examine how the Rosses had a hand in Duke having these feelings of confusion.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the relationship between Duke and John Astin. What did Duke realize in the end that she found most attractive about Astin? What was the chemistry between the two?

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