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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mary Nell Fickett and Betsy Goodman initially turn to what source of information to research mental illness?
(a) Principles of Abnormal Psychology by Maslow and Mittelmann.
(b) The dictionary.
(c) Various Internet sites.
(d) The1959 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.

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

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

4. Before moving to Long Island, Mary Nell Fickett lived in what U.S. State?
(a) Nevada.
(b) Utah.
(c) Montana.
(d) California.

5. 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 pass her English class.
(b) She can't stop thinking about Paul Newman.
(c) She's has nightmares constantly.
(d) She hears voices talking in her head.

6. Lisa Shilling's conversation with her parents opens the novel. Lisa tries to talk to her parents about something important. Lisa's mother, Mrs. Shilling, responds by doing what?
(a) Telling Lisa to go talk to her father.
(b) Telling Lisa she can't get married.
(c) Asking Lisa's sister and friend if they would like more food.
(d) Listening to Lisa's concerns.

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

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

9. 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) Elizabeth Frazer.
(b) Lisa Shilling.
(c) Brian Morris.
(d) Jeremy Bernstein.

10. Lisa Shilling sometimes speaks with what kind of an affected accent?
(a) English.
(b) Spanish.
(c) Australian.
(d) French.

11. Which major character says "'You're right about Lisa. You can't even begin to imagine how sick she is. But if you're going to sign up here, you have to expect a lot of rough play'" (p. 58)?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Paul Newman.
(c) Elizabeth Frazer.
(d) Mary Nell Fickett.

12. Lisa Shilling spends her six-week vacation in Florida doing what?
(a) Staring at the ocean.
(b) Babysitting her older sister's two children.
(c) Canoeing through the Everglades.
(d) Goofing off at Disneyworld.

13. The narrator states that Lisa Shilling's oldest friend is...
(a) Shirley MacLaine.
(b) Mary Nell Fickett.
(c) Elizabeth Frazer.
(d) Betsy Goodman.

14. 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.

15. What sport does Brian Morris play?
(a) Hockey.
(b) Lacrosse.
(c) Football.
(d) Rugby.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Mary Nell Fickett talks to Mrs. Shilling about Lisa Shilling, Betsy Goodman talks to whom?

2. Which major character says "'No matter what you decide to do, I won't be able to help you very much'" (p. 48)?

3. The first story that Betsy Goodman heard about Lisa Shilling's strange behavior happened on...

4. The narrator of the novel is...

5. 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?

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