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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did Dorothy's play run after it was renamed and moved to the Midwest?
(a) 20 consecutive weeks.
(b) 43 consecutive weeks.
(c) 12 consecutive weeks.
(d) 25 consecutive weeks.

2. What article caused Dorothy to have to use a pseudo-name?
(a) A Musical Comedy Thought.
(b) Women: A Hate Song.
(c) Why I Haven't Married.
(d) A Certain Lady.

3. Why did Dorothy fear Eddie's family wouldn't like her?
(a) Because she had a loose tounge.
(b) Because she had such a strong personality.
(c) Because she was Jewish.
(d) Because she had no mother.

4. What was the most significant difference in Dorothy's life of that of her friends?
(a) She spent all her earnings on her residence.
(b) She came from a wealthy family and they came from poverty.
(c) She had no money and they were wealthy.
(d) She had to work and they didn't.

5. What was Dorothy known for in the Gonk?
(a) Her quick wit, criticism and stories of her husband.
(b) Her fierce determination.
(c) Her fashion sense.
(d) Her serene countenance and ladylike manners.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year were Dorothy's parents married?

2. What did the Rothchild's do after Henry's second wife died that was representative of their position in society?

3. How many siblings did Dorothy have?

4. What kind of effect did Dr. Barach have on Dorothy's relationship with the Round Tablers?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Dorothy move to Ring Lardner's home? Why didn't it work out?

2. Eddie returned home in August of 1919, but it wasn't what either he or Dorothy expected. What transpired when he returned?

3. What writing style did Dorothy use to attract a broader audience?

4. The New Yorker survived it's first year of publication for many reasons. What did Dorothy do to contribute to the magazine? Why was this a problem for Dorothy that she doesn't realize?

5. Dorothy had a large extended family that played a large part in her demeanor and personality. How did she refer to these people?

6. Everyone that was part of the Alogonquin Round Table had something particular in common. What made Dorothy stand out? Who was protected from her uniqueness?

7. As the youngest child, Dorothy was faced with the responsibility of caring for her father, Henry, when she returned home from Mrs. Dana's Boarding school. This period lasted for six years, during that time several things happened that caused great harm to Henry, what were those events and what were their effects?

8. What did Dorothy and the other Round Table members do in the spring of 1922 that was different from their meetings and occasional poker games?

9. In 1916, Dorothy met Eddie Parker. What happened when Eddie took Dorothy to met his family? What happened after they meet Dorothy?

10. Dorothy's siblings had a profound effect on her and she admired them all in many ways, especially her sister. In what ways did Dorothy look up to Helen? What did this make Dorothy realize about herself?

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