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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. 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.

2. On what day did Dorothy pass away?
(a) June 7th.
(b) June 6th.
(c) June 21st.
(d) June 17th.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After her trip to Mexico, where did Dorothy return?

2. Who did Dorothy want to differentiate herself with?

3. Who fulfilled Dorothy's maternal need?

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

5. How long was Dorothy's obituary in the New York Times?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Dorothy and Alan's reason for leaving California?

2. Dorothy was advised to write a will, though her assets were modest. Who did Dorothy leave her estate to? What all did her estate include?

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

4. After Dorothy's second miscarriage, how did she cope?

5. What about working in Hollywood did Dorothy find relieving?

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

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

8. What brought Dorothy to California for again? How did she feel about going back?

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

10. 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?

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