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Alison Bechdel
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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 play does the author describe her parents going to see at the Playhouse in Chapter 6?
(a) No Sex Please, We're British.
(b) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
(c) Cowboy Mouth.
(d) The Importance of Being Earnest.

2. Who created the illustrations for The Wind in the Willows coloring book that the author describes in Chapter 5?
(a) Gilbet Osmond.
(b) Wallace Stevens.
(c) E. H. Shepard.
(d) E. M. Forster.

3. What author does Bechdel describe having died in her diary entry in Chapter 6?
(a) J. R. R. Tolkien.
(b) E. M. Forster.
(c) Anaïs Nin.
(d) E. H. Shepard.

4. What role does the author describe her mother playing in The Importance of Being Earnest in Chapter 6?
(a) Lady Bracknell.
(b) Juliet.
(c) Lady Macbeth.
(d) Gertrude.

5. What was Helen Bechdel's maiden name?
(a) Fontana.
(b) Rogers.
(c) Roth.
(d) Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from Chapter 5 means self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness?

2. When did President Nixon resign as a result of the Watergate scandal?

3. What author does Bechdel recall reading regarding her obsessive-compulsive disorder when she was a child?

4. As an aspect of her obsessive-compulsive disorder, what did the author avoid at all costs?

5. Where does the author describe dreaming about being with her father two nights before he died in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author say that her family witnessed lots of sunrises in 1974?

2. Describe the dream in the beginning of Chapter 5. What symbolism can be seen in the dream?

3. How did the author overcome her obsessive-compulsive tendencies?

4. What does Bechdel write regarding the trial of Oscar Wilde in Chapter 6?

5. What did the author learn about obsessive-compulsive disorder from reading Dr. Spock?

6. When did Alison Bechdel's obsessive-compulsive tendencies begin to appear? What did they entail?

7. With whom did Alison Bechdel and her brothers go to stay for several days in Chapter 6? Why?

8. What symbolism can be seen in the fallen trees in Chapter 6?

9. Why does the author go into depth regarding the geography of her hometown in Chapter 5?

10. Why did Bruce Bechdel tell his daughter he was going to Danville in Chapter 6?

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