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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. During what time period does this story take place?
2. What is Hatter directing the other young people in the room to do while Dr. Summer is there?
3. Why does Dr. Summer call the psychiatrist at the Reformatory?
4. What does Dr. Summer see when he looks up from the floor?
5. What fuels Dr. Summer's renewed drive to reach Hatter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Hatter tied up and kept next to the body of a crushed girl? How does this make Dr. Summer feel?
2. What does Dr. Summer do to try to improve Hatter's life in the Reformatory?
3. How does Dr. Levering explain Hatter's punishment and how she is treated in her cell?
4. What does Dr. Summer help Hatter do once they are in Santa Fe?
5. What does Hatter's tale of the old woman ghost demonstrate to Dr. Summer?
6. What does Dr. Summer do once released from the hospital? Why?
7. What happens when Dr. Summer finds Hatter strapped to the hospital bed in the morning?
8. What misunderstanding do Rhinehart and Dr. Summer have at the end of their dinner in Rhinehart's apartment?
9. What reason does Claude tell Dr. Summer that Hatter is chained to the cot when Dr. Summer arrives at Hatter's cell? How does Dr. Summer react?
10. Why are Hatter and Dr. Summer allowed to stay and work in the infirmary? How does Hatter respond to this change?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author demonstrate how Hatter must feel being alone in solitary confinement all the time? What techniques and characters does he use?
Essay Topic 2
How does Hatter's death at the end of the book impact Dr. Summer? Based on the progression of both characters through the book, is this reaction a surprise? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the State Reformatory for Girls through Dr. Summer's eyes. From how he describes the institution, is the reader given the impression that this location lends itself to reform? Why or why not? How does the Reformatory itself play a role in the story?
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