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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who, of Dorothy's friends, was she most saddened to be distanced from?
(a) Robert Sherwood.
(b) Lillian Hellman.
(c) John Garrett.
(d) Robert Benchley.

3. What movie earned Dorothy an Academy Award Nomination?
(a) Ladies of the Cooridoor.
(b) A Long Hot Summer.
(c) The Lost Weekend.
(d) Some Like it Hot.

4. Who fulfilled Dorothy's maternal need?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her friends.
(c) Her animals.
(d) Alan Campbell.

5. What did Dorothy buy in London?
(a) A Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Princess.
(b) A Dandie Dinmont Terrior named Timothy.
(c) A Yorkshire Terrier named Tandy.
(d) A Miniature Teacup Poodle named Fancy.

6. What did Dorothy and Alan apply for instead of working?
(a) Unemployment.
(b) The Screen Writers Guild retirement fund.
(c) The Guild of the Unemployed Screen Writers.
(d) Retirement Fund of the Screen Actors Guild.

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

8. To survive, financially, what did Dorthy do?
(a) She published work she was ashamed of.
(b) She moved to her sister's house.
(c) She wrote a book of comedy.
(d) She took on roommates.

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(b) Prohibition was repealed.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

10. What did Dorothy discover when she was 43?
(a) That her mother-in-law didn't like her.
(b) That her husband was only with her for money.
(c) That she was pregnant.
(d) That she had sibling's she'd never met.

11. What did Dorothy die of?
(a) Cereberal hemorrhage.
(b) Heart attack.
(c) She fell after drinking too much.
(d) Overdose.

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

13. What did Alan do the day he passed away?
(a) He let the dog loose.
(b) He shopped for a wardrobe for Dorothy.
(c) He made a large dinner.
(d) He picked up his dry cleaning.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1946, what did Dorothy do about her relationship with Alan?

2. Where did Dorothy go twice a week to get drunk while in Paris?

3. What was Robinson attacked by?

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

5. What saved George Kaufman, the writer of the incriminating play, from Dorothy's wrath?

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