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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 is Silver Hill?
(a) The Sedgwick's family home.
(b) Edie's hometown.
(c) A boarding school.
(d) A psychiatric hospital.

2. Which of Edie's brother developed problems with alcohol and drugs?
(a) Bert.
(b) Minty.
(c) Harold.
(d) George.

3. Who is the author of Edie: An American Biography?
(a) Edie Sedgwick.
(b) Katharine Branson.
(c) Michael Post.
(d) Jean Stein.

4. What is the location where Theodore Sedgwick is buried referred to as?
(a) The Sedgwick plot.
(b) A Sedgwick pie.
(c) The Sedgwick circle.
(d) The Sedgwick resting place.

5. How did Francis attempt to have Saucie thrown out of Radcliffe?
(a) By sending a bodyguard to drag her out of classes.
(b) By telling the dean she was promiscuous.
(c) By refusing to pay her tuition.
(d) By hiring someone to plant drugs on her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened on Long Island that made Saucie break ties with her father?

2. What was the occupation of Edie's ancestor, Theodore Sedgewick?

3. Where did other members of Theodore Sedgwick's family settle?

4. How many children did Francis Sedgwick have with his wife?

5. Who did Saucie think was the prettiest of her sisters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author describe as Judge Theodore Sedgwick's accomplishments?

2. What experiences did Edie have in psychiatric hospitals?

3. How did life change for the Sedgwicks when they moved to their third ranch, Rancho la Laguna de San Francisco?

4. What does Stein begin book her book, Edie: An American Biography by describing to the reader?

5. Where did Judge Theodore Sedgwick's family settle?

6. How did Francis feel about serving in the military during World War II?

7. What conversation does Saucie recall having with Edie in 1960 after she had left St. Timothy's?

8. What does Saucie recall about her rebelliousness as a young woman?

9. How did Francis Sedgwick develop an interest in art?

10. What is said about Francis's desire to be a father?

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