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

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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. Who did Alan replace in Dorothy's life?

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

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

4. What did Dorothy buy in London?

5. What was the second cause Dorothy becomes involved in during 1936?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. While in Europe, Dorothy interviewed Ernest Hemingway after "A Farewell to Arms" was published. During the interview, Hemingway was very restrictive of the questions she was allowed to ask. What did his restrictions cause Dorothy to do? Why did Hemingway make the restrictions?

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

7. What events led to the marriage between Dorothy and Alan?

8. Who was the most successful person to get work out of Dorothy. How did they succeed?

9. While traveling to Europe after her dog, Robinson, passed, who did Dorothy connect with? What other event happened while Dorothy and Mary were in transit? Why did she feel a connection to this woman and what did she end up doing that greatly affected Dorthy?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Despite having a wonderful childhood, how did Dorothy portray her home life? Why did she feel the need to invent a different life? Please give examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Dorothy filled the void in her life with many things, but never kept anything constant in her life besides writing. What, in her life, did Dorothy fill her time and energy with? Why did she try to fill the void? To whom, and what, was she trying to prove?

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