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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 does Myrtle Mae Simmons bring into the room as proof her uncle is not well?
(a) A sculpture of Plato.
(b) A large flat parcel.
(c) A diary written by Elwood Dowd to Harvey.
(d) A collection of rabbit-themed dinner plates.
2. Where does this scene take place?
(a) A padded cell.
(b) The office in Chumley's Rest.
(c) Charlie's Place.
(d) The Dowd mansion.
3. Veta Simmons informs Dr. William Chumley that she knows where Elwood Dowd is. Where is he?
(a) He's in the mansion's basement.
(b) He's waiting at the bus stop.
(c) He's at the sanitarium.
(d) He's at Charlie's Place.
4. What is Dr. William Chumley's emotional state when he enters the sanitarium?
(a) He is crying.
(b) He is nervous.
(c) He is babbling incoherently.
(d) He is punch drunk.
5. Veta Simmons was extremely upset by the doctors' questions at Chumley's Rest because they all related to _______________.
(a) Giant rabbits.
(b) Celtic mythology.
(c) Potty training.
(d) Sexual urges.
Short Answer Questions
1. Throughout this scene, who remains adamant that Elwood Dowd be locked up in the sanitarium?
2. Upon learning where Elwood Dowd is, what does Dr. William Chumley do?
3. Where does Elwood Dowd say Dr. William Chumley found him?
4. What does Dr. William Chumley want to know about Elwood Dowd?
5. What does Dr. Lyman Sanderson ask Elwood Dowd to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Myrtle Mae Simmons offer up as "proof" that Elwood Dowd is a horrible person to live with (at least according to her)?
2. What are some of the reasons Veta Simmons is visibly shaken up and disheveled-looking when she first appears in this scene?
3. According to Elwood Dowd, how did Harvey get his name?
4. What is Veta Simmons' reasoning for why she was committed instead of Elwood Dowd?
5. Why does Elwood Dowd enter the sanitarium with flowers for Ruth Kelly?
6. In one or two sentences, describe how the evening's events transpired, according to Elwood Dowd.
7. In his phone conversation home in this scene, what does Elwood Dowd want to know?
8. Who enters the sanitarium toward the end of this scene? What is this person's emotional state?
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. What is Elwood Dowd's reaction to the parcel brought out by Myrtle Mae Simmons?
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