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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 16 - 20 (Pages 97 - 130).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lisa Shilling hope to accomplish by walking deliberately through a floor-to-ceiling window?
(a) She wants to show Brian Morris that she still loves him.
(b) She hopes to kill herself.
(c) She hopes to convince her parents she is mentally ill.
(d) She hopes to show her friends how impetuous she can be.

2. After Mr. Shilling rejects Rev. Fickett's and Mr. Milne's request to obtain medical help for Lisa Shilling, what does Rev. Fickett say to his daughter?
(a) That she should stop cheating at school.
(b) That she can no longer see Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) That she can start dating Brian Morris.
(d) That she should not involve herself in the situation.

3. Whom does the narrator describe as being enthusiastic but not very practical?
(a) Mr. Bernstein.
(b) Rev. Fickett.
(c) Mr. Frazer.
(d) Mr. Shilling.

4. Where do Betsy Goodman, Mary Nell Fickett, and Lisa Shilling first meet for an impromptu group therapy session?
(a) At the Long Island public library.
(b) At a popular diner.
(c) At the Ficketts' house.
(d) At the Shillings' house.

5. According to the narrator, who "counts less" (p. 12) than anyone else in the novel?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Mary Nell Fickett.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although Elizabeth Frazer is beautiful and "[b]oys thought she was sensational" (p. 97) she does not seem to have any friends or boyfriends. The narrator states this is because Elizabeth has what quality?

2. According to the narrator, which major character seems to contribute the most meaningful comments during group therapy sessions?

3. Which character is described by the narrator as looking "like Shelley Winters playing a roadhouse pick-up...stretch-pants two sizes too small, preshrunk sweaters with classic midriff bulge, a fur coat slung over her shoulders, and a scarf hiding the curlers in her hair" (p. 29)?

4. Mary Nell Fickett explains how she intends to help Lisa Shilling--she refers to the process as...

5. What is the favorite topic of conversation when Betsy Goodman, Mary Nell Fickett, Elizabeth Frazer, and Lisa Shilling just sit around and chat?

(see the answer key)

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