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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What changed Dorothy's plans?
(a) Benchley invited her to Bath.
(b) Benchley invited her to Venice.
(c) The Murpheys invited her to the Swiss Alps.
(d) The Murphey's invited her to Rome.

2. What did Dorothy do to all the work she created while in Paris?
(a) She saved it to submit when she got back to the city.
(b) She tore it up.
(c) She lost it all when her satchel was stolen.
(d) It got lost in a housefire.

3. With whom did F.Scott Fitzgerald look to replace his ailing wife with?
(a) Dorothy Parker.
(b) Sheilah Graham.
(c) Lillian Hellman.
(d) Sheelagh Kennedy.

4. Where do Dorothy and Alan move to in California?
(a) Norma Place.
(b) Beverly Hills.
(c) Norma Road.
(d) Chino Hills.

5. How long was Dorothy's obituary in the New York Times?
(a) Two pages.
(b) Ten pages.
(c) Twenty paragraphs.
(d) Two paragraphs.

6. What saved George Kaufman, the writer of the incriminating play, from Dorothy's wrath?
(a) Dorothy was in rehab at the time of its opening.
(b) Alan took her on vacation.
(c) The 1600-mile "buffer zone."
(d) Dorothy was shielded from the reviews.

7. Who did Alan replace in Dorothy's life?
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) Her Mother.
(c) Robert Sherwood.
(d) Robert Benchley.

8. What did Dorothy's ideas change about?
(a) Aging and relationships.
(b) Death and immortality.
(c) Marriage and family.
(d) Death and aging.

9. What did the studios give to Dorothy and Alan that suit them perfectly?
(a) Scripts that were doomed to fail.
(b) Scripts that were considered inappropriate.
(c) Scripts that no one else could make work.
(d) Scripts that required no work.

10. In 1946, what did Dorothy do about her relationship with Alan?
(a) She reconciled with him.
(b) She announced her intent to divorce him.
(c) She moved overseas to be with him.
(d) She had an affair with even younger men to spite him.

11. What happened across the country in 1933?
(a) The stock market crashed.
(b) World War I ended.
(c) Prohibition was repealed.
(d) Socialist ideas were widespread.

12. Where was the job with Elitch Gardens located that Alan was offered?
(a) Denver.
(b) New York.
(c) California.
(d) Pennsylvania.

13. When her relationship with John McCain ended, how did Dorothy try to kill herself?
(a) Anti-psychotics.
(b) Barbituates.
(c) Narcotics.
(d) Anti-depressants.

14. Who inspired Dorothy to pick up her fiction writing again?
(a) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(b) Sheilah Graham.
(c) Robert Benchley.
(d) Alan Campbell.

15. What cause did Dorothy feel the need to get involved in?
(a) The Communist Propaganda.
(b) The Third Reich's youth group.
(c) The Third Reich's persecution of the Jews.
(d) The Screen Actors Guild.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Dorothy's personal hero?

2. What was the name of the Dachshund Dorothy bought in Munich?

3. What award did Dorothy receive in 1958?

4. What were the Screen Playwrights able to do in 1938?

5. What was considered risque behavior that Dorothy and Alan participated in?

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