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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. Shirley MacLaine refers to her father as a closet what?
(a) Educator.
(b) Actor.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Sports critic.

2. Shirley MacLaine had been in how many movies when "Out on a Limb" was written?
(a) 4.
(b) 10.
(c) Over 35.
(d) 27.

3. What notable nomination was Shirley MacLaine recognized with during the writing of "Out on a Limb"?
(a) The Academy Award.
(b) The Tony.
(c) The Emmy.
(d) The Razzie.

4. David believed that souls often returned to earth to work out what?
(a) All of these.
(b) Make a wrong right.
(c) Learn a lesson.
(d) Karmic justice.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Gerry spoke of the relationship he shared with Shirley, she was often scared that he would do what?

2. Where did Gerry invite Shirley at the beginning of "Out on a Limb"?

3. When Shirley asked Gerry for his opinion on reincarnation, how did Gerry respond?

4. What affliction did Marie suffer from?

5. On their second day together on the convention trip, Gerry was effusive in expressing what for Shirley?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the process Johannsen took to invoke the spirit Ambres and what did the spirit speak on?

5. Why did John introduce the idea of mediums to Shirley?

6. After Shirley's conversation with Gerry in Stockholm, she realized what about his character?

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

8. How did Shirley become interested in the spiritual journeys her friends were taking?

9. Why had Shirley not realized that many religions believed in the idea of reincarnation?

10. Why did Shirley feel embarrassment over her Academy Award nomination?

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