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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. How did Jim get the pills to take?
(a) At different pharmacies in other towns.
(b) At different pharmacies around town.
(c) At one pharmacy in town.
(d) At one pharmacy in another town.

2. What does Dr. Barrow suggest that Ann does when Jim becomes semi-conscious?
(a) Call the nurse immediately.
(b) Lecture him.
(c) Question him.
(d) Call the doctor immediately.

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

4. Among the various different patient types Jim meets in the beginning of Act 2, how do some of them seem to him?
(a) Wise.
(b) Paranoid.
(c) Anxious.
(d) Complacent.

5. How does Ann respond to the doctor's request that Jim be given his Last Rites?
(a) She becomes hysterical.
(b) She refuses to believe it.
(c) She becomes angry at the doctor.
(d) She is silent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Ann give for why Jim might not be ready to leave for his job interview?

2. What did the letter that Jim wrote indicate?

3. How does Dr. Barrow respond to Ann's outlook on life as the second scene of the play ends?

4. What has Jim been depressed over?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jim handle Dr. Bellman in the fourth scene of Act 3 and why?

2. 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?

3. How does Jim respond to Dr. Bellman at the end of Act 2, Scene 4, and what do Ann and the doctor discuss?

4. How is Jim brought into the hospital and what is the reason he is there?

5. What is Jim's mood like at the start of Act 1, Scene 5, and what does he learn about the convalescent ward?

6. How does the author use the scenery to match Jim's mood in the beginning of Act 1, Scene 3?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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