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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During a barbecue near the end of the school year, Lisa Shilling physically attacks which major character?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Brian Morris.
(d) Mary Nell Fickett.

2. How extensive are Lisa Shilling's physical wounds after she walks through a floor-to-ceiling window?
(a) Her wounds prove fatal.
(b) Her head and leg are cut but they are not severe wounds.
(c) Her right hand is severed and she also has numerous minor wounds.
(d) Her heavy winter coat protected her almost completely from any wounds.

3. 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) What seemed like coldness.
(b) People believe her to be a drug user.
(c) She is constantly burping and farting.
(d) She extensively uses profanity.

4. Who emotionally begs Rev. Fickett and Mr. Milne to do more to convince Lisa Shilling's father that Lisa needs immediate mental health care?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Elizabeth Frazer.
(c) Mary Nell Fickett.
(d) Lisa Shilling.

5. By the end of the school year, which major character is the least optimistic about Lisa Shilling's chances for recovery?
(a) Betsy Goodman.
(b) Mary Nell Fickett.
(c) Paul Newman.
(d) Elizabeth Frazer.

6. 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) Lisa knocks on the closet door from the inside.
(d) Elizabeth slaps Mary Nell.

7. What does Betsy call her affected smile that starts at the left corner of her mouth and then spreads slowly across her whole face?
(a) The Joanna Woodward Special.
(b) Gelontology.
(c) The Duchenne Smile.
(d) The Paul Newman Catcher.

8. What does Elizabeth Frazer believe must happen before Mr. and Mrs. Shilling will obtain professional help for Lisa Shilling?
(a) Lisa must have one of her serious episodes at home in front of them.
(b) Lisa will have to attempt to murder her little sister.
(c) Lisa will have to ask them for help.
(d) Lisa will have to run away from home.

9. Why does Mr. Shilling reject Rev. Fickett's and Mr. Milne's assertion that Lisa Shilling is suffering from serious mental illness?
(a) Because he knows that Lisa likes to fake problems to get attention.
(b) Because he hasn't seen any strange behavior at home.
(c) Because he knows that Lisa is beyond help.
(d) Because Lisa was always a timid child.

10. Mary Nell Fickett states Lisa Shilling's diagnosis is "'a paranoid or a schizophrenic, and maybe both together'" (p. 68). Elizabeth Frazer disagrees and states Lisa's diagnosis is...
(a) Agoraphobic distemper.
(b) Nymphomania.
(c) Anorexia nervosa.
(d) Psychotic personality.

11. What diagnosis is described by "when someone wants to do something and yet knows he shouldn't, he reaches out for the thing he shouldn't have, remembers he shouldn't have it, and pulls back. He can go through this for hours, days, years, which makes him absolutely motionless, afraid to do anything" (p. 62)?
(a) Obesity.
(b) Downs syndrome.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Approach-avoidance conflict.

12. Why does Mary Nell Fickett tell Betsy Goodman that she is furious with Elizabeth Frazer?
(a) Because Elizabeth is smarter than Mary Nell.
(b) Because Elizabeth refuses to take charge of the situation.
(c) Because Elizabeth is better looking than Mary Nell.
(d) Because Mary Nell is no longer in charge of the situation.

13. After Lisa Shilling berates Mary Nell Fickett for quite some time, what does she do?
(a) She begs Mary Nell for help.
(b) She shoves Mary Nell through a glass door.
(c) She watches a movie starring Elizabeth Taylor.
(d) She slaps Mary Nell.

14. Mary Nell Fickett says that Lisa Shilling's behavior is "ridiculous...[for]...two reasons" (p. 67). What are the two reasons?
(a) Lisa asked for help then left, and Lisa asked Betsy Goodman for help.
(b) Lisa asked for help but then refused it, and Lisa asked Elizabeth Frazer for help.
(c) Lisa asked for help with her homework, and Lisa expected Mary Nell to cheat on an examination.
(d) Lisa asked to pay for help, and Lisa got mad when Mary Nell wouldn't accept payment.

15. As Mary Nell Fickett's confidence sinks, what happens to Betsy Goodman?
(a) Betsy loses interest in helping Lisa Shilling.
(b) Betsy's confidence sinks, too.
(c) Betsy's confidence increases.
(d) Betsy develops a crush on Elizabeth Frazer.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mary Nell Fickett, why do teenagers like to drink coffee and smoke cigarettes?

2. Lisa Shilling's little sister Tracy, twelve years old, believes something is wrong with Lisa. What symptoms does she disclose to Mary Nell Fickett?

3. Who does Lisa Shilling accuse of trying to steal Brian Morris away from her?

4. What does Mary Nell Fickett do as she continues to participate in group therapy sessions with Lisa Shilling?

5. Who eavesdrops on the conversation between Rev. Fickett, Mr. Milne, and Mr. Shilling when they discuss Lisa Shilling's mental illness?

(see the answer keys)

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