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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. Where does Dr. Lyman Sanderson claim to have seen Ruth Kelly last Saturday?
(a) At a cocktail party.
(b) At a dance.
(c) At the mall.
(d) At a restaurant.
2. After several drinks, with whom did Dr. William Chumley get into an argument over who should pay?
(b) Veta Simmons.
(c) Elwood Dowd.
(d) The barkeep.
3. What does Dr. William Chumley want to know about Elwood Dowd?
(a) Where Elwood Dowd is.
(b) If Elwood Dowd would save him a seat at Charlie's Place.
(c) If Elwood Dowd really sees something the rest of them don't.
(d) If Harvey is with Elwood Dowd.
4. What does Veta Simmons believe is protecting her brother?
(a) A small revolver.
(b) An uncommon good luck streak.
(c) The Pooka.
(d) Sheer naivete.
5. Veta Simmons informs Dr. William Chumley that she knows where Elwood Dowd is. Where is he?
(a) He's at Charlie's Place.
(b) He's at the sanitarium.
(c) He's in the mansion's basement.
(d) He's waiting at the bus stop.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does this scene take place?
2. Where does Dr. Lyman Sanderson take Elwood Dowd?
3. According to the phone conversation at the beginning of this scene, who has gone missing for four hours?
4. Who says "A painting shows not only the reality but the dream behind it"?
5. What does Elwood Dowd tell Ruth Kelly about Dr. William Chumley's whereabouts?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Myrtle Mae Simmons surprised when Judge Gaffney arrives at the Dowd home?
2. While Veta Simmons and Dr. William Chumley are arguing, what happens?
3. Why does Elwood Dowd enter the sanitarium with flowers for Ruth Kelly?
4. What type of mechanism is relied on in this scene to generate its many comedic moments?
5. What does Myrtle Mae Simmons offer up as "proof" that Elwood Dowd is a horrible person to live with (at least according to her)?
6. In his phone conversation home in this scene, what does Elwood Dowd want to know?
7. What does Ruth Kelly find out when she calls Charlie's Place to verify Elwood Dowd's story?
8. In one or two sentences, describe how the evening's events transpired, according to Elwood Dowd.
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. When Elwood Dowd mentions to Ruth Kelly that he has things he needs to do, what is he referring to?
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