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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Ethel Chauvenet invite to dinner "soon"?
(a) Dr. William Chumley.
(b) Mrs. Greenawalt.
(c) Elwood Dowd.
(d) Myrtle Mae Simmons.

2. What is the name of the main character's niece?
(a) Miss Johnson.
(b) Veta Simmons.
(c) Myrtle Mae Simmons.
(d) Ethel Chauvenet.

3. Who is ultimately locked up in the sanitarium in this scene?
(a) Veta Simmons.
(b) Wilson.
(c) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(d) Myrtle Mae Simmons.

4. How old is Elwood Dowd, approximately?
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Fifty-three.
(c) Forty-seven.
(d) Thirty-two.

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

6. 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 trying to get himself committed to a mental institution.
(b) They believe he is eccentric and charming.
(c) They feel his invisible friend is real.
(d) They feel he is mentally unstable.

7. What is the name of the orderly in Chumley's rest?
(a) Dr. William Chumley.
(b) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(c) Dr. Saul Rubinek.
(d) Wilson.

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

9. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson claim about Veta Simmons' mental condition?
(a) He thinks her condition is very serious.
(b) He believes she cannot tell the truth.
(c) He believes she is too eager to leave the sanitarium.
(d) He believes that she has endured Elwood Dowd's insanity well.

10. What is Veta Simmons' reaction to Elwood Dowd's "friend"?
(a) She suspects Elwood Dowd has been taking hallucinogenic drugs.
(b) She actively introduces Elwood Dowd's invisible buddy to everyone.
(c) She feels helpless and cries a lot.
(d) She is embarrassed, but tries to deal with it.

11. How does Elwood Dowd deal with his invisible friend?
(a) Very politely, gesturing for him to enter the room first.
(b) Graciously allows him to do all the talking.
(c) Acts very nervous and hopes he'll go away.
(d) Continually whines about wanting more wishes.

12. What detail about Elwood Dowd does Veta Simmons originally reveal to Dr. Lyman Sanderson?
(a) Elwood Dowd is delirious.
(b) Elwood Dowd is a widower.
(c) Elwood Dowd is too organized.
(d) Elwood Dowd is a drinker.

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

14. Ethel Chauvenet is key in the first scene because ______________________.
(a) She has a grandson about Myrtle Mae Simmons' age.
(b) She has a cure-all for dementia.
(c) She can sing Italian arias by memory.
(d) She is a fashion consultant to the Simmons women.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Elwood Dowd discuss the details of the book he picked from the bookshelf?

2. While talking to Veta Simmons, what does Dr. Lyman Sanderson do?

3. What is Veta Simmons' reaction whenever Elwood Dowd's invisible friend's name is mentioned?

4. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson ask about Veta Simmons?

5. What is Myrtle Mae Simmons' attitude toward Elwood Dowd?

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