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Sidney Kingsley
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Large urban hospital.
(b) Bus station.
(c) Mental institution.
(d) Corporate headquarters.

2. What is the shabbily dressed young man bringing for Mr. Hochberg?
(a) Phone messages.
(b) An x-ray.
(c) A cup of coffee.
(d) Lab results.

3. What is of concern on the x-ray that Dr. Levine has brought in to Dr. Hochberg?
(a) A break in a bone.
(b) Blocked arteries in a leg.
(c) A dark area near the heart.
(d) A spot on the lung.

4. Ferguson and Laura get into an argument on the phone about whether he should __________________________.
(a) Focus on his marriage or his studies.
(b) Go on a golf outing.
(c) Buy a new car.
(d) Stay in town for the holidays.

5. Who spits in the jar to provide a sputum sample?
(a) Dr. Hochberg.
(b) Dr. Gordon.
(c) Dr. Ferguson.
(d) Dr. Levine.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what is Dr. McCabe struggling?

2. What does Ferguson do with the hypodermic of insulin?

3. Which of the following does Dr. Hochberg not do with Mr. Hudson's cigarette?

4. What does Pete say was given to a patient he and Ferguson share?

5. Why does Laura get angry with her father?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the discussion about young doctors between Hochberg and McCabe?

2. Why does Ferguson speak harshly to Barbara and what does he do in the way of an apology?

3. How does the author show what could happen to Ferguson by revealing Levine's situation?

4. Describe the scenario where Ferguson saves Dorothy in spite of Cunningham.

5. What is the author's point in introducing Barbara into the story?

6. How was abortion viewed in the 1930s when MEN IN WHITE was written?

7. What startling statement does Laura make to Ferguson about his work and their life together?

8. Describe the romantic conversation between Ferguson and Laura about how much they care for each other.

9. What are some of the other elements that are foreshadowed in this scene?

10. How does Barbara's butchered abortion add to the ongoing discussion about medical care reform?

(see the answer keys)

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