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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 reason does the nurse, Ruth Kelly, give to Dr. Sanderson for wanting the two of them to join Elwood for drinks later that night?
(a) Elwood is such a gentleman.
(b) Elwood was pitiful and sad and needed company.
(c) Elwood could teach them how to drink flaming shots.
(d) Elwood promised to pay.

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

3. In what locale does Act 1, Scene 2 take place?
(a) The local supermarket.
(b) The Dowd mansion.
(c) A field just outside of town.
(d) The sanitarium, Chumley's Rest.

4. Who are discussing the treatment to be given to Veta in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Dr. Chumley, Dr. Sanderson, and Miss Kelly.
(b) Dr. Chumley, Wilson, and Miss Kelly.
(c) Dr. Chumley, Myrtle Mae, and Miss Kelly.
(d) Dr. Sanderson, Wilson, and Myrtle Mae.

5. What happens whenever Elwood tries to introduce Harvey to the sanitarium staff?
(a) He is laughed at.
(b) He is interrupted each time.
(c) He is ignored.
(d) He is asked to leave.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of these characters is constantly being visited by a Pooka?

2. How old is Elwood Dowd, approximately?

3. How does Elwood deal with his invisible friend?

4. What is Ethel Chauvenet's reaction to Elwood's invisible friend?

5. Who is ultimately locked up in the sanitarium in Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. With whom does Elwood speak to on the phone in Act 2, Scene 1 when he arrives home and what does he talk about?

2. Why does Veta ask her daughter to be especially nice to Ethel Chauvenet?

3. Veta explains to Dr. Sanderson that Elwood has some quirks, including drinking. What does this imply about Elwood?

4. Why does Elwood agree to stay in the sanitarium in Act 3 instead of going out for drinks with everyone?

5. Veta and Dr. Chumley argue a great deal in Act 2, Scene 1. What, in general, is the argument about?

6. Describe the nurse, Ruth Kelly.

7. While Veta and Dr. Chumley are arguing in Act 2, Scene 1, what happens?

8. What does Elwood keep trying to do over and over again, only to be interrupted, in Act 1, Scene 2?

9. Why is Veta's speech about the importance of art significant, if at all?

10. Why does Ethel Chauvenet react the way she does when introduced to Harvey?

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