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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. Why did Duke and John Astin begin their five-year stint as touring stage actors?
2. What did Duke's relationship with Frank Sinatra, Jr., mostly consist of?
3. What was Harry Falk convinced that Duke had done in Chapter 21?
4. In which year was the final episode of The Patty Duke Show filmed?
5. What emotionally significant occurrence happened for Duke in the summer of 1963?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Duke have people, especially her manager, so concerned about her after her acceptance of the Emmy Award for "My Sweet Charlie"?
2. Why did Duke marry Michael Tell?
3. What made Duke's suicide attempt in Chapter 23 more serious that her previous tries?
4. Why, when Bobby Kennedy was shot, did Duke become so hysterical, even losing some control over herself?
5. What caused Duke to suddenly take up smoking and swearing?
6. According to Duke in Chapter 19, what is anorexia?
7. Why did Duke's pregnancy in Chapter 27 become such a media frenzy?
8. How did Duke feel when she heard that John Ross had died?
9. While the children were very bothersome to Duke, John Astin seemed to have no trouble with them. Why was this?
10. Why did Duke want to make the film, Me, Natalie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of Duke's most important triumphs was her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, both on stage on in film. Explore Duke's relationship with co-star Anne Bancroft. How did Duke feel about Bancroft? What did Bancroft represent? How did the relationship affect her?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the various ways in which the Rosses stole Duke's youth from her. How did this affect Duke later in life?
Essay Topic 3
Duke married assistant director Harry Falk and escaped the grips of the Rosses at last. Explore the relationship between Duke and Harry Falk. Why did she marry this particular man? What was the trajectory of their relationship?
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