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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year was Dorothy born?
(a) 1892.
(b) 1890.
(c) 1895.
(d) 1893.

2. What was Dorothy known for in the Gonk?
(a) Her quick wit, criticism and stories of her husband.
(b) Her fierce determination.
(c) Her serene countenance and ladylike manners.
(d) Her fashion sense.

3. What, during the era of 1922-1923, did Dorothy discover that she found helped her?
(a) Vacations.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Gambling.

4. How many children did Dorothy's grandparents have?
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 2.

5. What did the Rothchild's do after Henry's second wife died that was representative of their position in society?
(a) They started hoarding.
(b) They began to collect dogs.
(c) They moved to the country.
(d) They boarded up the windows.

6. Whose speakeasy did Dorothy and Benchley frequent?
(a) Owney Madden.
(b) Tony Soma.
(c) Jimmy Walker.
(d) Billy Wilkerson.

7. What was the nickname of the editor of Vanity Fair Magazine?
(a) "Boss."
(b) "Big Cheese."
(c) "Crownie."
(d) He had no nickname.

8. What was Dorothy's first job?
(a) Playing piano at a small cafe.
(b) Playing piano for a small, local theater.
(c) Playing piano for an all-womens choir.
(d) Playing piano for a dance studio.

9. What was the main problem with Dorothy's submissions to The New Yorker?
(a) They were written while under the influence of drugs and alcohol and are incriminating.
(b) She doesn't get paid.
(c) They were written with a pseudonym.
(d) They were published without her knowledge.

10. What was the over-all theme of the play?
(a) Betrayal.
(b) Work.
(c) Choice.
(d) Love.

11. Where did Dorothy move in the beginning of 1923?
(a) Above the Swiss Alps Restaurant.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) Her sister's house.
(d) The Algonquin.

12. What character trait did Dorothy not want to exhibit?
(a) Being aggressive.
(b) Being soft spoken.
(c) Being a comedian.
(d) Being demure.

13. Dorothy was introduced to Alvan Barach at a party. What type of medicine does he practice?
(a) Psychotherapy.
(b) Dermatology.
(c) Chiropractic.
(d) Podiatry.

14. What big event did Dorothy consider to be a dream come true?
(a) She wore her first pair of slacks.
(b) She moved in with her sister.
(c) She got a job at Vanity Fair.
(d) She moved into a boarding house on her own.

15. After Dorothy's play opened, how was Dorothy described?
(a) "New York's Biggest Joke."
(b) "New York's Brightest Girl."
(c) "New York's Brightest Star."
(d) "New York's Sharpest Tounge."

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Dorothy's play renamed?

2. What position at Vogue did Dorothy acquire after some time?

3. What kind of effect did Dr. Barach have on Dorothy's relationship with the Round Tablers?

4. Who did Dorothy meet at the Algonquin Hotel that she regarded as a mythical figure?

5. What did Dorothy start calling herself after the court case?

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