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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What observation does Myrtle Mae Simmons make about her mother in relation to her uncle, Elwood Dowd?
(a) That she is too sympathetic to Elwood Dowd's friend, Harvey.
(b) That Veta Simmons is no match for Elwood Dowd.
(c) That she is a good cook and party hostess.
(d) That she is too nice to Elwood Dowd and should shun him.

2. What is the probable reason why Veta Simmons wants to get in with the town's society crowd?
(a) To improve her financial status.
(b) To hold frequent book readings in her home.
(c) To get better psychiatric care for Elwood Dowd.
(d) To find a good husband for her daughter, Myrtle Mae Simmons.

3. What are Veta Simmons and Ruth Kelly talking about?
(a) The latest hit song on the radio.
(b) Elwood Dowd.
(c) The weather.
(d) The conditions at Chumley's Rest.

4. What is Elwood Dowd's outlook when Wilson brings him to Dr. Lyman Sanderson?
(a) Sad but compliant.
(b) Outraged and angry.
(c) Wryly amused.
(d) Cheerful and polite.

5. What does Elwood Dowd tell Ethel Chauvenet when she reacts to his casual conversation with his invisible friend?
(a) That all their lives are in danger if Harvey is not appeased.
(b) Not to be alarmed.
(c) She better be good or Harvey will get her.
(d) That Harvey favors her and will bless her home.

6. Where does Wilson say he left Veta Simmons after he took her upstairs in the sanitarium?
(a) Solitary confinement.
(b) The hydro tub.
(c) The massage room.
(d) The sauna.

7. What does Myrtle Mae Simmons wonder aloud about her uncle, Eldwood Dowd?
(a) Why he can't just be run over by a truck.
(b) Why he can't be normal like her mother.
(c) Why he carries around an extra hat and raincoat.
(d) Why he isn't in show business.

8. What one word best sums up the type of humor in this scene?
(a) Witty references to pop culture.
(b) All responses are correct.
(c) Slapstick.
(d) Miscommunication.

9. How tall is Harvey, according to Elwood Dowd?
(a) Four feet tall.
(b) Eight feet tall.
(c) Six feet tall.
(d) Ten feet tall.

10. Who else besides Elwood Dowd can see his invisible friend?
(a) No-one else.
(b) Just Elwood Dowd's immediate family.
(c) Anyone Elwood Dowd introduces his friend to.
(d) Whomever the invisible friend wishes to see it.

11. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson ask about Veta Simmons?
(a) Whether or not she would like a job at Chumley's rest.
(b) What her habits are and if she's still grieving for her mother.
(c) Where she currently lives.
(d) When can she come in for therapy.

12. What form does Harvey take?
(a) Giant cat.
(b) Giant rabbit.
(c) Giant hamster.
(d) Giant guinea pig.

13. What is Myrtle Mae Simmons' attitude toward Elwood Dowd?
(a) She loves him very deeply because he is eccentric.
(b) She finds him rude and obnoxious.
(c) She is fearful for his life.
(d) She is embarrassed by him.

14. Betty Chumley and Wilson are left alone at the end of this scene. What do they talk about?
(a) What a tremendous mistake it was to admit Veta Simmons.
(b) How polite Elwood Dowd is.
(c) What a Pooka is.
(d) When the office would be remodeled.

15. What seems to be the main obstacle for Veta Simmons' full acceptance by the town's society folk?
(a) Elwood Dowd and his imaginary friend.
(b) The family's lack of money.
(c) The criminal record of Myrtle Mae Simmons.
(d) The family's home is not up to par.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dr. Lyman Sanderson believe needs immediate treatment?

2. What does Veta Simmons tell Elwood Dowd to do?

3. What does Elwood Dowd get from behind a book on the bookcase?

4. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson claim about Veta Simmons' mental condition?

5. In whom is Ruth Kelly interested?

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