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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. As the scene opens, who is talking on the phone?
(a) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(b) Dr. William Chumley.
(d) Ruth Kelly.
2. What is Elwood Dowd's initial reaction upon seeing the parcel Myrtle Mae Simmons left?
(a) He is terrified.
(b) He is excited.
(c) He is saddened.
(d) He is angry.
3. What does Veta Simmons tell Dr. William Chumley about her brother, Elwood Dowd?
(a) That he is dangerous.
(b) That he's just pulling everyone's leg about Harvey.
(c) That he is a compulsive gambler.
(d) That he likes trains.
4. Who is helping Dr. Lyman Sanderson pack his things?
(b) Ruth Kelly.
(c) Dr. William Chumley.
(d) Elwood Dowd.
5. Where does Elwood Dowd tell Betty Chumley about his location?
(a) That he was at home.
(b) That he was at Chumley's Rest.
(c) That he was where he was.
(d) That he was at Charlie's Place.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Veta Simmons, what keeps people going and separates them from "the beasts"?
2. What happens as Elwood Dowd talks to his sister on the phone?
3. According to Elwood Dowd, people around town tell him about their _______________ each night.
4. What is Wilson's attitude toward Elwood Dowd's story regarding Dr. William Chumley?
5. What does Ruth Kelly ask Elwood Dowd when she first sees him in this scene?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Dr. William Chumley get escorted out of Charlie's Place, according to Elwood Dowd?
2. Veta Simmons and Dr. William Chumley argue a great deal in this scene. What in general is the argument about?
3. What type of mechanism is relied on in this scene to generate its many comedic moments?
4. When Elwood Dowd mentions to Ruth Kelly that he has things he needs to do, what is he referring to?
5. Why do you think Wilson is agitated when he finally locates Elwood Dowd back at Chumley's Rest?
6. What do you think Elwood Dowd meant when he confesses "I wrestled with reality for forty years and I am happy to state that I finally won out over it"?
7. While Veta Simmons and Dr. William Chumley are arguing, what happens?
8. Why is Myrtle Mae Simmons surprised when Judge Gaffney arrives at the Dowd home?
9. What becomes clear about Elwood Dowd in this scene?
10. What is Veta Simmons' reasoning for why she was committed instead of Elwood Dowd?
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