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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. While living at the Algonquin, Dorothy forgot to pay one critical bill -- what was that bill?
(a) Her electricity bill.
(b) Her room bill.
(c) Her food bill.
(d) Her water bill.

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

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

4. What was Dorothy's play renamed?
(a) "The Forbidden Friendship."
(b) "The Lady Next Door."
(c) "The Friend."
(d) "The Mistress."

5. How did Dorothy absolve herself of the bad choices she made with men?
(a) She swore off men.
(b) She swore off alcohol.
(c) She completely withdrew from the Round Tablers.
(d) She became involved in as many causes as she could.

6. When Eddie returned to New York in August of 1919, what did he bring with him?
(a) A deep addiction to prostitutes.
(b) A drinking habit.
(c) A deep addiction to morphine.
(d) A child.

7. When Benchley and Sherwood were hired and joined Dorothy at Vanity Fair, what nickname were the three of them given?
(a) The Three Musketeers.
(b) The Three Blind Mice.
(c) The Jokers.
(d) The Cub Lions.

8. Who was the publication that Harold Ross and Jane Grant created marketed toward?
(a) The sophisticated metropolitain.
(b) The suburban housewife.
(c) The urban housewife.
(d) The single young lady.

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

10. What did Conde Nast's memo to the entire publication of Vanity Fair prohibit?
(a) Idol chatter.
(b) Alcohol, before the prohibition started.
(c) The discussion of salaries.
(d) Lunch breaks outside of the building.

11. Who came up with the name of the lunch club?
(a) A writer, Frances Partridge.
(b) A cartoonist, Chester Gould.
(c) A novelist, Daniel Hickey.
(d) A cartoonist, Edmund Duffy.

12. How many siblings did Dorothy have?
(a) 2.
(b) 0.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

13. Where and what was Dorothy's first position after Vanity Fair?
(a) A drama critic for Ainslee's Magazine.
(b) A creative editor for Ainslee's Magazine.
(c) An editorial writer for Ainslee's Magazine.
(d) Parcel delivery for Ainslee's Magazine.

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

15. What year were Dorothy's parents married?
(a) 1882.
(b) 1880.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1881.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Dorothy's editor at Vogue?

2. After Dorothy's play opened, how was Dorothy described?

3. What did Dorothy think about her position at Vogue?

4. Who did Franklin Pierce Adams marry on May 9th, 1925?

5. Who did Robert Benchley choose as a roommate when he rented an apartment in the city?

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