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

2. What does Dr. William Chumley suggest that Dr. Lyman Sanderson can use on Veta Simmons for her treatment?
(a) Formula 401.
(b) Formula 977.
(c) Grecian Formula.
(d) Formula 44.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the employees of the sanitarium regard Dr. William Chumley?

2. In whom is Ruth Kelly interested?

3. What is Veta Simmons' reaction to Elwood Dowd's "friend"?

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

5. What observation does Myrtle Mae Simmons make about her mother in relation to her uncle, Elwood Dowd?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Ruth Kelly and Dr. Lyman Sanderson interact throughout this scene? What does this reveal about their relationship.

2. Do you think that Ethel Chauvenet could see Harvey, given that he likes her very much?

3. How does Myrtle Mae Simmons feel about her uncle?

4. What does Elwood Dowd keep trying to do over and over again, only to be interrupted?

5. When Veta Simmons asks Elwood Dowd to wait for her in the parlor, what do you think she wants to talk to him about?

6. What do we learn about Elwood Dowd in this first scene of the play?

7. What does Veta Simmons tell Dr. Lyman Sanderson that makes him think she's the crazy one?

8. Describe Elwood Dowd's feelings toward Ruth Kelly.

9. How does Elwood Dowd treat everyone on the sanitarium's staff?

10. Why do you suppose Elwood Dowd insists on introducing Harvey to everyone?

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