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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which major character always eats fattening foods like mayonnaise but still has a slim figure?
(a) Lisa Shilling.
(b) Mary Nell Fickett.
(c) Betsy Goodman.
(d) Elizabeth Frazer.
2. Elizabeth Frazer tells Lisa Shilling that if she wants "'to play at sympathy and roses'" (p. 71) she should do what?
(a) Show up for the group therapy sessions.
(b) Stop wearing dark clothing and acting strange.
(c) Hire someone.
(d) Ask her little sister.
3. Which major character enters an emotionless "precatatonic stage...with neither the desire to live or speak normally" (p. 109)?
(a) Elizabeth Frazer.
(b) Mary Nell Fickett.
(c) Lisa Shilling.
(d) Betsy Goodman.
4. 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?
(a) She is constantly burping and farting.
(b) What seemed like coldness.
(c) People believe her to be a drug user.
(d) She extensively uses profanity.
5. Betsy Goodman wants Lisa Shilling to teach her how to do what strange behavior?
(a) Talk in gibberish.
(b) Fall asleep with her eyes open.
(c) Talk with an English accent.
(d) Dress in all black.
6. According to Elizabeth Frazer, Betsy Goodman has something that Elizabeth and Mary Nell Fickett don't have. What are the three traits that Elizabeth enumerates?
(a) Health, wealth, and wisdom.
(b) Strength, dexterity, and constitution.
(c) Beauty, intelligence, and education.
(d) Warmth, naturalness, and simplicity.
7. As Mrs. Shilling begins to realize that perhaps her daughter Lisa really is suffering from mental illness, what is one of her first responses?
(a) She runs away from her family.
(b) She starts to use psychedelic drugs.
(c) She blames Lisa's friends for causing the mental illness.
(d) She blames Lisa's father for causing the mental illness.
8. During a barbecue near the end of the school year, Elizabeth Frazer deliberately provkes Lisa Shilling. Why does she do this?
(a) She knows she can easily win in a fight against Lisa.
(b) She wants to get Lisa expelled from school.
(c) She wants Lisa to get arrested.
(d) She hopes to draw attention to Lisa's mental condition.
9. Early in their developing friendship, Lisa Shillings makes Betsy Goodman promise that...
(a) Betsy will always be honest.
(b) Betsy will never write anything down.
(c) Betsy will never date Brian Morris.
(d) Betsy will never speak to Elizabeth Frazer.
10. After Elizabeth Frazer bluntly states that Lisa Shilling needs to be placed in a mental institution, how does Mrs. Shilling (Lisa's mother) respond?
(a) She says she'd like to help but Mr. Shilling has forbidden it.
(b) She slaps Elizabeth and tells her to stay away from Lisa.
(c) She embraces Elizabeth and thanks her for her concern.
(d) She tells Elizabeth that Lisa is already on the way to an asylum.
11. What is the favorite topic of conversation when Betsy Goodman, Mary Nell Fickett, Elizabeth Frazer, and Lisa Shilling just sit around and chat?
(a) Paul Newman.
(b) Elizabeth's mother's diamonds.
(c) Skirt lengths.
(d) Illegal drugs.
12. During some group therapy sessions Mary Nell Fickett encourages Lisa Shilling to "free-associate" (p. 83). What does Mary Nell mean by this term?
(a) To start talking about whatever comes to mind.
(b) To talk about international trade relations.
(c) She wants to stop charging her patient for psychological services.
(d) She wants Lisa to start being friends with other people.
13. How extensive are Lisa Shilling's physical wounds after she walks through a floor-to-ceiling window?
(a) Her wounds prove fatal.
(b) Her heavy winter coat protected her almost completely from any wounds.
(c) Her right hand is severed and she also has numerous minor wounds.
(d) Her head and leg are cut but they are not severe wounds.
14. Elizabeth Frazer, Betsy Goodman, and Mary Nell Fickett's intense and initial conversation about diagnosing Lisa Shilling is interrupted when...
(a) Lisa arrives at the schoolyard.
(b) Mary Nell runs out of the room in tears.
(c) Elizabeth slaps Mary Nell.
(d) Lisa knocks on the closet door from the inside.
15. As the end of school approaches, Elizabeth Frazer plans to go to Maine, Many Nell Fickett plans to go to Ohio, and Betsy Goodman plans to go to Westbury, New York. Why do these exciting summer plans trouble the girls?
(a) Because Mary Nell doesn't want to go with her family to Ohio.
(b) Because they realizes Lisa Shilling will be left without support.
(c) Because they believe Lisa Shilling will start dating Brian Morris in their absence.
(d) Because Westbury, New York, is a poor and crime-ridden neighborhood.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Lisa Shilling's mental condition continues to deteriorate, what are some of the things she does that are disconcerting to Betsy Goodman?
2. Lisa Shilling tells her friends that she is always tired. Why is she always tired?
3. Who emotionally begs Rev. Fickett and Mr. Milne to do more to convince Lisa Shilling's father that Lisa needs immediate mental health care?
4. What epiphany does Betsy Goodman have immediately after Lisa Shilling attacks Elizabeth Frazer?
5. After Lisa Shilling walks through a floor-to-ceiling window and is taken to the hospital, Mr. Goodman, Betsy Goodman, Mary Nell Fickett, and Elizabeth Frazer all attempt to convince Mrs. Shilling that Lisa's actions were a cry for help. How does Mrs. Shilling respond?
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