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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 did the letter that Jim wrote indicate?
(a) His intent to get help for his problems.
(b) His intent to take his own life.
(c) His intent to divorce Ann.
(d) His intent to leave town.

2. Why are many of the nurses away for the week?
(a) The hospital is cutting back on its staff.
(b) There is a flu epidemic.
(c) They are on strike.
(d) It is Thanksgiving.

3. Why does Jim feel that he is being detained in the fifth scene of the play?
(a) For very little reason.
(b) For too many reasons.
(c) For no reason.
(d) For paranoid reasons.

4. What does Dr. Bellman ask Jim in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) To tell him about the letter.
(b) To recount the days leading up to his suicide attempt.
(c) To tell him about his hospital stay.
(d) To recount his suicide attempt.

5. What does Jim learn about the monitoring system from the other patients in Act 2?
(a) Only their actions are being observed.
(b) Everything they say and do is being observed.
(c) Only their words are being listened to.
(d) The doctors choose which patients to monitor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Gregory?

2. What day is it in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. What is Ann's hope if Jim stays in the hospital and recovers slowly?

4. How does Jim initially respond to Dr. Bellman's request?

5. When were Jim and Ann supposed to meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the doctors try to find out a possible reason for Jim's actions in Act 1, Scene 2, what does Ann reveal to them about his career?

2. What name does Jim keep repeating, how does Ann respond to the name in Act 1, Scene 1, and what does Dr. Kramer tell her as the scene ends?

3. How does the conversation between Ann and Dr. Schlesinger have a negative effect on Jim's chances to leave the hospital, and what are Ann's possible motives for her opinion?

4. What is Tom's suggestion for Jim, and how does Jim respond?

5. What plan of action does Harry suggest that Jim follow and why?

6. What does Miss Wingate advise Jim of and why is it significant?

7. What does Jim tell Dr. Schlesinger about Ann, and how does the doctor respond?

8. What do the actions of the other patients in Act 2, Scene 5 indicate?

9. How does Jim's visit with Dr. Bellman highlight the hospital's flaws when it comes to the way they treat patients?

10. Who is Tom and what is the purpose for his visit in Act 3, Scene 3?

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