Harvey Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where has Wilson been searching for Elwood?

2. What does Dr. Chumley want to know about Elwood in Act 2, Scene 1 ?

3. What is Dr. Chumley's emotional state in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What does Elwood tell Miss Kelly about Dr. Chumley's whereabouts?

5. Who calls in to speak with Veta toward the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Elwood comply with Veta's every wish regarding his mental health (admitting him to Chumley's Rest, administering the formula, etc.)? Why is it left to Veta to decide what happens to Elwood and, by extension, Harvey? Please support your answers

Essay Topic 2

By Act 1, Scene 2, we have some indications that Harvey may not be a figment of Elwood's imagination. Select two other characters from the play who also have some level of interaction with Harvey (seeing, hearing, etc.) and explain why this is significant within the context of the play. How does each of these characters react to learning about Harvey? Do you think they accept their newly revealed knowledge or not?

Essay Topic 3

Toward the end of the play, Elwood tells the doctor about his mother's advice in order to be successful and his reaction to it: "In this world you must be oh, so smart or, oh so pleasant. I was smart. I recommend pleasant." What do you think this quote means in the context of Elwood's character in the play? What does this reveal about Elwood and what he knows about himself and the world around him? Please support your answers.

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