Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the second cause Dorothy becomes involved in during 1936?
(a) Writer's rights.
(b) Actor's rights.
(c) Children's rights.
(d) Producer's rights.

2. Within weeks of being in Spain, what cause did Dorothy get involved in?
(a) American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy.
(b) American Committee to Aid Spanish Hunger.
(c) American Committe to Aid Spanish Socialism.
(d) American Committee to Aid Spanish Diplomacy.

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

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

5. What was the name of the incriminating play that featured a character similar to Dorothy that debuted in 1934?
(a) A Wisecracking Woman.
(b) Merrily We Roll Along.
(c) Sing We Now.
(d) An Alcoholic Woman.

6. Where did Alan take Dorothy on their honeymoon?
(a) Mexico.
(b) California.
(c) New Mexico.
(d) Paris.

7. Where was Alan stationed after being shipped overseas?
(a) London.
(b) Italy.
(c) Paris.
(d) Spain.

8. How old was Dorothy when she took the teaching job?
(a) Almost 70.
(b) Almost 75.
(c) Over 70.
(d) Almost 72.

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

10. Why did most of the writers from the East Coast end up in Hollywood?
(a) The salaries were exorbitant.
(b) The beach.
(c) The weather.
(d) The working conditions were better.

11. Who did Dorothy want to differentiate herself with?
(a) Other Round Tablers.
(b) Other women.
(c) Other writers.
(d) Other socialites.

12. Who did Dorothy get involved with in 1948?
(a) Dalton Trumbo.
(b) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(c) Rosser Lynn Evans.
(d) Irving Lazar.

13. What project was started, but was never finished?
(a) Dorothy's fiction novel.
(b) Dorothy's fantasy novel.
(c) Dorothy's memoir.
(d) Dorothy's autobiography.

14. 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.

15. What did Lillian want from Dorothy more than anything?
(a) For Dorothy to write a play about her.
(b) For Dorothy to trade her husbands.
(c) For Dorothy not to talk badly about her behind her back.
(d) For Dorothy to write a poem about her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Alan have installed in the house that he saw in a movie?

2. Dorothy had enough of the filth of living with roommates and moved where?

3. Who was the other "most sought-after" women of 1932?

4. On what day did Dorothy pass away?

5. How many columns did Dorothy end up writing for Esquire?

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