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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 does the nurse try to get away from Mr. Fleming?
(a) A pencil.
(b) Cigarettes.
(c) A needle.
(d) A bottle.

2. Who is Miss Cardell?
(a) The head nurse.
(b) The student nurse.
(c) A psychologist.
(d) A doctor.

3. What is Dr. Schlesinger's decision at the end of Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Jim is well enough to leave the hospital, but not go to his interview.
(b) Jim can only leave the hospital if he agrees to go home with Ann.
(c) Jim is not well enough to leave the hospital.
(d) Jim will need to stay in the hospital for at least another month.

4. What does Jim reveal to the doctor about Ann in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) She is kind and loyal.
(b) She is cunning and manipulative.
(c) She is crazy.
(d) She is forgetful.

5. When were Jim and Ann supposed to meet?
(a) On Tuesday.
(b) On Saturday.
(c) On Monday.
(d) On Sunday.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Dr. Bellman unable to give Jim as Act 2, Scene 2 ends?

2. What does Dr. Barrow ask Ann about Jim's letter?

3. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 5?

4. Who is George O'Brien?

5. What did the letter that Jim wrote indicate?

Short Essay Questions

1. How might Harry be able to help Jim, and why doesn't he?

2. How does Ann exercise even more control over Jim in Act 2, Scene 4?

3. What is Jim's theory about life and death, and why his suicide attempt should not been seen as selfish?

4. What does Miss Wingate give Jim in Act 2, Scene 3, and what does it represent?

5. Why is the conversation between Jim and Ann in Act 1, Scene 3 significant?

6. How is Jim calmed down after his outburst and what is again brought into focus?

7. What does Ann do in the beginning of Act 3 that adds to her control over Jim?

8. What is significant about the time of year that the play takes place and what possible reason could the author have had for choosing it?

9. What is Jim's mood in the last scene of Act 2, and why does he feel that way?

10. How do the nurses interact with the patients in the beginning of the play and what does that illustrate?

(see the answer keys)

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