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

Marion Meade
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alan and Dorothy felt that they couldn't lay down roots in Hollywood. Where did they buy a house to do just that?

2. Who did Dorothy get involved with in 1948?

3. What was the name of the Dachshund Dorothy bought in Munich?

4. What did Dorothy do to all the work she created while in Paris?

5. Who died in 1945 that was close to Dorothy?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. Dorothy purchased two dogs while in Europe. What role in Dorothy's life did these dogs fill? Why did she feel she needed canine companionship?

8. How was Alan Campbell perfectly suited for Dorothy?

9. What did Dorothy seek more than anything during the later years of her life?

10. What did John Garrett do that effected Dorothy in such profound way? How did his actions effect Dorothy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dorothy's friendship with Robert Benchley took on an even stronger stance during 1923 to 1924, what about their friendship was unique? In what ways was their friendship detrimental? In what ways did their friendship have a positive effect on Dorothy's life? What aspects of their friendship were consequential to Benchley's life?

Essay Topic 2

Dorothy's life was one of high society parties, drinking and promiscuity, yet Dorothy had no sense of how to manage her money. How did these two aspects of her life not connect? Did Dorothy's lack of domestication play a role in her lack of responsibility? What did she feel will make up for her lack of responsibility?

Essay Topic 3

In Dorothy's later years, many people took her in and helped her with the personal and career complications in her life. Many of these people were people Dorothy had only just met or were almost perfect strangers. Why did these people feel the need to keep Dorothy afloat? What did they see in her that she didn't see in herself? How did their involvement in her life effect Dorothy?

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