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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. What does Dr. Summer believe is killing Hatter Fox?
2. What does Hatter refuse to wear?
3. What does Dr. Summer tell Hatter before leaving?
4. What risks does Dr. Summer take when talking with Hatter?
5. Why does Dr. Summer call the psychiatrist at the Reformatory?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Rhinehart find herself at the Reformatory?
2. How does Dr. Summer feel about leaving the Reformatory? How does Rhinehart feel about his leaving?
3. How does Dr. Levering feel about Dr. Summer's presence at the Reformatory? Why?
4. How do the administrators react to the attack on Hatter? How does Dr. Summer react?
5. Why is Dr. Summer called back to the Reformatory after Hatter attacks him?
6. What does Rhinehart tell Dr. Summer about Hatter's wounds? Is there evidence that the wounds are the cause of her illness? Why or why not?
7. What dilemma does Dr. Summer face on Christmas Eve?
8. What does Dr. Summer see outside of Dr. Levering's window? How does he react?
9. Why is Hatter forced to leave her first job in Santa Fe? What theme does this follow in the book?
10. Why does Dr. Levering decide it would be good for Hatter to eat lunch in the cafeteria? What happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the first interaction between Dr. Summer and Hatter Fox. How does this interaction set the tone for the rest of their relationship?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
What impact does finding Hatter in the "dog house" at the State Reformatory have on Dr. Summer? What reasons is Dr. Summer given for this treatment? In Dr. Summer's opinion, does the punishment fit the crime?
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