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Shirley MacLaine
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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. To her surprise, Shirley discovered that many religions believe in what?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) Tithing.
(c) Reincarnation.
(d) Electing a queen.

2. What age range was Shirley MacLaine when she wrote "Out on a Limb"?
(a) 18-25.
(b) 25-32.
(c) 39-45.
(d) 32-39.

3. Who did Shirley visit on his death bed?
(a) Paul Newman.
(b) Hunter Thompson.
(c) Clifford Odets.
(d) Thorton Wilder.

4. Where did Shirley and Gerry see trainers feed animals?
(a) The hotel lobby.
(b) The circus.
(c) The zoo.
(d) Sea World.

5. Who was the first dead person that Shirley saw?
(a) Marie's brother.
(b) A man on the side of the road.
(c) Her best friend.
(d) Marie's husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the spirit that Johannsen could channel?

2. When Shirley went to visit Gerry at his convention, what did she think of their relationship?

3. What did Shirley wonder about while sitting in the waiting room at Johannsen's?

4. In Stockholm, Gerry was worried that his feelings for Shirley bordered on what?

5. Where did Shirley and Gerry meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did David take Shirley to the Bodhi Tree bookstore?

2. As Clifford Odets lay on his death bed, what desire did he speak of to Shirley?

3. How did Edgar Cayce discover he was a medium?

4. What special gift did Edgar Cayce have to offer as a medium?

5. When Gerry played in the water in Hawaii, Shirley felt sad that she was too stressed out to relax and enjoy herself. Why was she so tense?

6. In what way did Gerry's marriage affect the relationship Shirley shared with him?

7. What did Shirley's feelings about her Academy Award nomination imply about her personal sense of importance?

8. When Gerry claimed to be obsessed by Shirley, what did he mean and why did it upset him?

9. Why did Shirley spend time thinking about writing as a method that cleared her father's depression?

10. What did Shirley admire about her friend, David?

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