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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is speaking to Veta Simmons as the scene opens?
(a) Wilson.
(b) Dr. William Chumley.
(c) Ruth Kelly, a nurse at the sanitarium.
(d) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.

2. In whom is Ruth Kelly interested?
(a) Dr. William Chumley.
(b) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(c) Dr. Wilson.
(d) Dr. Henry Jeckyll.

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

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

5. With whom does Veta Simmons speak next on the telephone?
(a) Dr. William Chumley.
(b) Ethel Chauvenet.
(c) Mrs. Greenawalt.
(d) The plumber.

6. What are Myrtle Mae Simmons and her mother primarily trying to achieve?
(a) They want to be accepted by the town's society.
(b) They are trying to harbor a fugitive from justice.
(c) They are trying to get help for Elwood Dowd.
(d) They are plotting to rob a bank.

7. What does Elwood Dowd carry around with him?
(a) A hat and raincoat.
(b) A snowglobe and a rabbit's foot.
(c) An umbrella and a pocket knife.
(d) A Bible and a set of keys.

8. According to the sanitarium staff, who entered the sanitarium with Elwood Dowd?
(a) Veta Simmons and Wilson.
(b) Veta Simmons only.
(c) Veta Simmons and Harvey.
(d) Veta Simmons and Myrtle Mae Simmons.

9. In what room does Elwood Dowd wait when the ladies excuse themselves?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The living room.
(c) The dining room.
(d) The foyer.

10. Which of these characters is constantly being visited by a pooka?
(a) Elwood Dowd.
(b) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(c) Myrtle Mae Simmons.
(d) Ethel Chauvenet.

11. According to Elwood Dowd, what exactly IS his invisible friend?
(a) A wood spirit.
(b) A Pooka.
(c) A great enigma.
(d) A pixie.

12. Throughout the dialogue between Myrtle Mae Simmons and her mother, what do we learn about their attitude towards Elwood Dowd?
(a) They believe he is eccentric and charming.
(b) They believe he is trying to get himself committed to a mental institution.
(c) They feel his invisible friend is real.
(d) They feel he is mentally unstable.

13. Who does Elwood Dowd tell Dr. William Chumley's wife that he's looking for?
(a) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(b) Wilson.
(c) Harvey.
(d) Mrs. Greenawalt.

14. What is Veta Simmons' reaction whenever Elwood Dowd's invisible friend's name is mentioned?
(a) She refers to her invisible friend by name.
(b) She becomes angry.
(c) She giggles and goes back to her business.
(d) She sighs and flops down in a chair.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Betty Chumley and Wilson are left alone at the end of this scene. What do they talk about?

2. What is the name of the main character's niece?

3. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson posit as the reason why Veta Simmons came to Chumley's Rest?

4. According to the dialogue in this scene between Veta SImmons and Ethel Chauvenet, do the two women see each other often?

5. What does Veta Simmons confess to Dr. Lyman Sanderson about Harvey?

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