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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. Throughout this scene, who remains adamant that Elwood Dowd be locked up in the sanitarium?
(a) Myrtle Mae Simmons.
(b) Wilson.
(c) Dr. Lyman Sanderson.
(d) Veta Simmons.

2. Veta Simmons informs Dr. William Chumley that she knows where Elwood Dowd is. Where is he?
(a) He's at the sanitarium.
(b) He's in the mansion's basement.
(c) He's at Charlie's Place.
(d) He's waiting at the bus stop.

3. What does Elwood Dowd tell Betty Chumley on the phone?
(a) That he was in love with her.
(b) That he attended the cocktail party and didn't see her there.
(c) That he was ready to turn himself in to the sanitarium.
(d) That he would like her to meet Harvey.

4. Where does Dr. Lyman Sanderson claim to have seen Ruth Kelly last Saturday?
(a) At a cocktail party.
(b) At a restaurant.
(c) At a dance.
(d) At the mall.

5. What does Ruth Kelly tell Dr. Lyman Sanderson?
(a) She feels they have too much time alone together.
(b) She never really liked him.
(c) She is sorry he's leaving.
(d) She is in love with someone else.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Myrtle Mae Simmons bring into the room as proof her uncle is not well?

2. Who says "A painting shows not only the reality but the dream behind it"?

3. Veta Simmons was extremely upset by the doctors' questions at Chumley's Rest because they all related to _______________.

4. Why did Elwood Dowd return to Chumley's Rest?

5. To whom is Myrtle Mae Simmons immediately attracted?

Short Essay Questions

1. While Veta Simmons and Dr. William Chumley are arguing, what happens?

2. Why does Elwood Dowd enter the sanitarium with flowers for Ruth Kelly?

3. Who enters the sanitarium toward the end of this scene? What is this person's emotional state?

4. In his phone conversation home in this scene, what does Elwood Dowd want to know?

5. What type of mechanism is relied on in this scene to generate its many comedic moments?

6. What is Veta Simmons' reasoning for why she was committed instead of Elwood Dowd?

7. With whom does Elwood Dowd speak to on the phone when he arrives home and what does he talk about?

8. Which other characters do you think are starting to believe in Harvey by the end of this scene? Why do they do this?

9. 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"?

10. Veta Simmons and Dr. William Chumley argue a great deal in this scene. What in general is the argument about?

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