Play It as It Lays Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As the novel opens, what meal does Carter like to have out?
(a) Dinner.
(b) Breakfast.
(c) Midnight snack.
(d) Lunch.

2. What does BZ tell Maria about an actress who was admitted to UCLA Neuropsychiatric?
(a) That she had cut her wrists.
(b) That she had overdosed.
(c) That she had shot her husband.
(d) That she had fainted of exhaustion.

3. What time is it essential for Maria to embark on her new pastime?
(a) Two.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

4. What is the name of the first picture Carter made with Maria that never got distributed?
(a) Marriage.
(b) The girl.
(c) New York.
(d) Maria.

5. Why does BZ tell Maria that they had to shut down the set in the desert?
(a) Because of the fire.
(b) Because someone got hurt.
(c) Because the lead skipped town.
(d) Because they ran out of cash.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Helene arrives at the hospital to see Maria as the novel opens, what is she told?

2. What does the receptionist at Freddy Chaikin's office tell Maria when she arrives without calling?

3. What type of bird does Maria watch at the hospital as the novel opens?

4. According to Maria, what do some people in the hospital where she is committed call her?

5. According to Helene, what is often true of selfish women?

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