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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 did Edie start to get in trouble for doing while at St. Timothy's school?
(a) Smoking.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Wearing the wrong clothing.
(d) Promiscuous behavior.

2. Who is Lily Saarinen?
(a) Edie's roommate.
(b) Edie's friend.
(c) Edie's cousin.
(d) Edie's sister.

3. What did Edie intend to study in Cambridge when she moved there in 1963?
(a) Film.
(b) Art.
(c) English.
(d) Religion.

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

5. What boarding school did Edie go to at the age of thirteen?
(a) Linden Hall.
(b) West Nottingham Academy.
(c) Salem Academy.
(d) Katharine Branson.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was Henry Dwight Sedgwick's nickname?

3. While speaking about her family's life in California, what term does Saucie use to describe her parents?

4. Which of Edie's brother developed problems with alcohol and drugs?

5. Why are Sedgwicks buried in the particular formation they are around Theodore Sedgwick?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the first Sedgwick on record?

2. Why is it important for the reader to know about Edie Sedgwick's family?

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

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

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

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

7. What is the intended purpose of the circular burial of Sedgwicks around Judge's Theodore Sedgwick's tomb?

8. Describe "Bobbo" Sedgwick.

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

10. What impression does Jane Wilson share about Edie as a child?

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