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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character begins the novel with a goal to be the first woman justice on the Supreme Court and ends the novel contemplating a career in psychology?
(a) Mary Nell Fickett.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Betsy Goodman.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

2. Betsy Goodman asks Jeremy Bernstein about Lisa Shilling's mental illness. Bernstein responds by...
(a) Saying Betsy won't be able to help but offering to lend Betsy some books.
(b) Telling Betsy to focus on her schoolwork and leave Lisa alone.
(c) Saying he will take over Lisa's therapy.
(d) Suggesting Betsy is doing more harm than good.

3. As Lisa Shilling's mental condition continues to deteriorate, how do her classmates respond?
(a) They generally avoid her.
(b) They generally are cruel to her.
(c) They make fun of her.
(d) They tease her little sister about it.

4. Lisa Shilling's conversation with her parents opens the novel. Lisa tries to tell her parents that she thinks she might be crazy because...
(a) She can't stop thinking about Paul Newman.
(b) She's has nightmares constantly.
(c) She can't pass her English class.
(d) She hears voices talking in her head.

5. Mary Nell Fickett explains how she intends to help Lisa Shilling--she refers to the process as...
(a) Therapy-ize.
(b) Hypnotize.
(c) Mesmerize.
(d) Psychoanalyze.

6. What is the profession of Betsy Goodman's father ?
(a) He's a psychiatrist.
(b) He's a reverend.
(c) He's an insurance salesman.
(d) He's a school guidance counselor.

7. Just after Brian Morris breaks up with her, Lisa Shilling begins to befriend which major character?
(a) Mary Nell Fickett.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Neil Donovan.
(d) Betsy Goodman.

8. When Betsy Goodman and Mary Nell Fickett finally tell Lisa Shilling that the know she is mentally ill, Lisa Shilling responds by...
(a) Attacking them with a knife.
(b) Telling them they are out of line.
(c) Asking how they think they can help.
(d) Denying anything is wrong.

9. Lisa Shilling's only sibling is..
(a) Brian, an older brother.
(b) Elizabeth, an older sister.
(c) Ben, a younger brother.
(d) Tracy, a younger sister.

10. When Betsy Goodman finds Mary Nell Fickett and Lisa Shilling in Mr. Milne's classroom, Lisa Shilling is hiding underneath Mr. Milne's desk and doing what?
(a) Repeatedly sticking a pin into her wrist.
(b) Copying the answer key to the next day's examination.
(c) Sobbing about her break up with Brian Morris.
(d) Reading a book about psychiatry.

11. After spending a few hours researching various topics in psychology and mental illness, Betsy Goodman is confused and decides to...
(a) Stop being friends with Lisa Shilling and start going out with Brian Morris.
(b) Ask Mr. Bernstein what he thinks might be wrong with Lisa Shilling.
(c) Ignore the situation and just by Lisa Shilling's friend.
(d) Ignore the medical literature and come up with her own diagnosis.

12. Mary Nell Fickett and Betsy Goodman compile a list of psychological conditions including paranoia, schizophrenia, split-personality, and paranoia. To whom do they think this list applies?
(a) Jeremy Bernstein.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Brian Morris.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

13. What trait is referred to in the novel as "'Locust Valley Lockjaw'" (p. 30)?
(a) Refusing to say something bad about someone.
(b) Talking without moving your mouth.
(c) Refusing to apologize for anything.
(d) Refusing to eat insects.

14. Which character is the youngest major character of the novel?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Mary Nell Fickett.
(c) Elizabeth Frazer.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

15. Which character's father maintains a large personal library with valuable reference books?
(a) Elizabeth Frazer.
(b) Betsy Goodman.
(c) Mary Nell Fickett.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which major character suggests that Elizabeth Frazer should join Lisa Shilling's impromptu group therapy sessions?

2. The narrator describes Jeremy Bernstein as being shaped like what letter of the alphabet?

3. According to the narrator, Jeremy Bernstein's primary job function is...

4. The narrator states that Mr. Shilling's primary motivation is...

5. Lisa Shilling sometimes speaks with what kind of an affected accent?

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