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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What crucial adult responsibility was Dorothy ignorant about?
(a) She didn't know how to drive a car.
(b) She had no money sense.
(c) She didn't know how to shop for groceries.
(d) She didn't know how to do laundry.

2. What was Dorothy's first job with MGM?
(a) To write dialogue for Too Much Rope.
(b) To write dialogue for Madam X.
(c) To write dialogue for Five O'clock Girl.
(d) To write dialogue for Dynamite.

3. In the spring of 1922, what did the Round Tablers do?
(a) They published a book.
(b) They published their own magazine.
(c) They put on a series of seminars.
(d) They put on an amateur musical.

4. What did Eddie do for a living?
(a) He was a lawyer.
(b) He was a dentist.
(c) He was a stockbroker.
(d) He was a farmer.

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

6. Dorothy's writing, "Too Bad", exemplified a couple in her life. Who was that couple?
(a) Her parents.
(b) Eddie and Herself.
(c) Benchley and his wife.
(d) Sherwood and his wife.

7. When Henry, Dorothy's father, remarried, what happened to Dorothy and her sister?
(a) They were sent to boarding school.
(b) They were sent to a work camp.
(c) They were sent to an orphanage.
(d) They were sent to a parochial school.

8. Why did Dorothy return to New York at the end of the summer of 1925?
(a) Robert Benchley's health took a turn for the worse.
(b) She was kicked out of her temporary home for inappropriate conduct.
(c) She was given an offer she couldn't refuse.
(d) Deems Taylor's wife returned home from vacation.

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

10. What was the name of the drug Dorothy discovered that gave her a terrific effect when combined with scotch?
(a) Codine.
(b) Morphine.
(c) Veronal.
(d) Ibuprofin.

11. What happened to Collins after he and Dorothy ended their relationship?
(a) He was accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and a homosexual.
(b) He was accused of being a facist and an embezzler.
(c) He was accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and a facist.
(d) He was accused of being in the Mob.

12. Who was Dorothy teamed with professionally that turned into a short, but unsuccessful affair?
(a) Robert Sherwood.
(b) George Kaufman
(c) Elmer Rice.
(d) Charles MacArthur.

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

14. What did Dorothy discover about Ernest Hemingway that was startling to her?
(a) He avoided the elite social scene completely.
(b) He didn't enjoy his career as a writer.
(c) He was extremely unpleasant.
(d) He found writing as unpleasant as she did.

15. Why didn't the Round Tablers think Dorothy was serious?
(a) Because she told them all about her plans beforehand.
(b) Because she ordered dinner first.
(c) Because she left the door open to her room.
(d) Because she wasn't successful.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long was Benchley with Dorothy on her trip to Paris?

2. What character trait did Dorothy not want to exhibit?

3. What was the nickname of the editor of Vanity Fair Magazine?

4. What significant happening occurred when Dorothy was only 5 years old?

5. What was the name of Dorothy's story that she wrote after her suicide attempt of 1926?

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