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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. What job did Alan scheme to get for Dorothy?
(a) English Professor at University of California.
(b) Professor of Written Arts at University of California.
(c) Professor of Written Arts at California State Colelge.
(d) English Professor at California State College.

2. What group did Dorothy co-found in 1936?
(a) The Hollywood Screen Actor's Guild.
(b) The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League.
(c) The Hollywood Screen Writer's Guild.
(d) The Hollywood Anti-Communist League.

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

4. Who died in 1945 that was close to Dorothy?
(a) Her brother Bert.
(b) Her sister Helen.
(c) Robert Sherwood.
(d) Robert Benchley.

5. How many times was Valencia bombed while Dorothy and Alan were in Spain?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Ten.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the job with Elitch Gardens located that Alan was offered?

2. What was the name of the incriminating play that featured a character similar to Dorothy that debuted in 1934?

3. When her relationship with John McCain ended, how did Dorothy try to kill herself?

4. After 20 years, what did Dorothy feel she had enough energy to do?

5. What did Alan do the day he passed away?

Short Essay Questions

1. What realizations did Dorothy come to after Benchley's death?

2. What was so controversial about Dorothy's pregnancy? What was unique about her reaction to her miscarriage?

3. What cause did Dorothy focus her efforts on and how?

4. How was Alan Campbell perfectly suited for Dorothy?

5. In 1967, Marcella Cisney proposed to Dorothy the production of "A Dorothy Parker Portfolio", Dorothy gave her full support. How did this production give Dorothy the last say in her life?

6. Dorothy was happy with Alan, but what about her life wasn't fulfilling?

7. What about Dorothy and Alan's relationship changed after Alan went to basic training?

8. What about Norma Place was strange to Dorothy? How did it make her uncomfortable?

9. What about Dorothy and Alan's reconciliation was significant?

10. What happened in Dorothy's career that was difficult for her?

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