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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 Jim refuse to discuss with Dr. Bellman in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The theater.
(b) His job.
(c) His brother.
(d) Charlotte.

2. What does Grosberg tell Jim that some other patients do not need in order to be released?
(a) Their doctor's consent.
(b) Their wife's permission.
(c) To spend time in the convalescent ward.
(d) To be fully functional.

3. How long does Ann tell Jim his new location will be for?
(a) Only for a few weeks.
(b) Only for two weeks.
(c) Only for a few days.
(d) Only for one week.

4. As he explains to the doctor, what did Jim not have enough money to buy?
(a) Theater tickets for a friend.
(b) Dinner for a friend.
(c) Dessert for a friend.
(d) A gift for a friend.

5. What does Jim challenge Grosberg about in Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) Not mailing his letter.
(b) Mailing his letter to the wrong address.
(c) Giving his letter to Ann.
(d) Hiding his letter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Ann call after receiving the phone call she is telling the doctors about?

2. What does Ann admit to Dr. Schlesinger about Jim's past?

3. In the beginning of the play, what is critical to Jim's condition?

4. What does Ann tell Jim when he first wakes up in the hospital?

5. How does Jim respond to the new job interview?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the important discovery Jim makes about Ann at the end of Act 1?

2. Who is Gregory and what point does he make at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

3. How are the patients in the convalescent ward described, and what is the contrast between them and Jim in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. How is Ann acting in Act 1, Scene 2, and what indication does she give the doctors about her intentions?

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

6. 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?

7. What is the test that Dr. Bellman gives to Jim and how does it prove Jim's sanity?

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

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

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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