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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Sam suffers from what condition in the novel?
(b) Bipolar disorder.
(c) Attention Deficit Disorder.
(d) Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
2. What does Tara do after her routing of putting her fingers on the doorknob in Chapter 15?
(a) Closes her eyes.
(b) Takes a deep breath.
(c) Puts her fingers to her lips.
(d) Touches her ear.
3. How old was Tara when she first heard "Step on a crack, break your mother's back"?
4. Who does Tara say she still has for therapy and support in Chapter 23?
(a) Sister Margaret.
(c) Susan Leopardi.
5. Who has the fortune, "Good things are coming to you soon" in Chapter 16?
(a) Tara's father.
(d) Tara's mother.
6. When Tara describes the scene from the restaurant to a doctor in Chapter 16, what diagnosis does the doctor give for Tara?
(a) "Borderline anorexia...anger issues."
(c) "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder."
(d) "Full blown Bipolar Disorder."
7. What activity would Sam compulsively do, according to his story in Chapter 18?
(a) Turn lights on and off.
(b) Mop the floors.
(c) Wash his hands.
(d) Stack the dishes.
8. Tara's new psychiatrist explains that the condition is a disease of the brain, not what, in Chapter 19?
(a) A personality disorder.
(c) A physical illness.
9. What does Tara's mother do at first to discourage her from doing "the doorknob thing" in Chapter 15?
(a) Slaps her.
(b) Yells at her.
(c) Walks away.
(d) Starts to cry.
10. In Chapter 17, one night, on her way out the front door to meet Donna, Tara does her doorknob thing, and her father asks her what?
(a) If he's made her unhappy.
(b) If she is worried about something.
(c) If he can do anything to help her.
(d) Why she must kiss doorknobs.
11. Mr. Jaccobson is a friend of whose?
(a) Greta's cousin.
(b) David's father.
(c) Tara's father.
12. Tara tells her new psychiatrist that she looks like what, in Chapter 19?
(a) "A crazed vampire."
(b) "A basket case."
(c) "A cheerleader for crazy people."
(d) "A scared little girl."
13. What is Kristin doing in Chapter 21?
(a) Working in a laboratory.
(d) Working as a travel agent.
14. What does Tara do during the play she performs in in Chapter 13?
(a) Forgets her lines.
(b) Starts counting the lights.
(c) Runs onstage screaming.
(d) Begins praying.
15. According to the Afterword, Sam's explanation of the chemical causes of OCD in the novel is accurate: it is an imbalance in what?
(a) The parietal lobe.
(b) The hippocampus.
(c) The cerebrum.
(d) The basal ganglia.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Tara not eat at dinner with her family in Chapter 16?
2. What does Tara's new psychiatrist say when Tara tells her she hates her in Chapter 20?
3. What has Tara been given for Christmas that she's proud of in Chapter 14?
4. In Chapter 13, Tara's parents even see the positive influence that who has on Tara?
5. What is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-being?
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