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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 suggest to Ann in the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) That she starts thinking of which relatives to call.
(b) That she goes home to rest.
(c) That she goes home to get the money for the visit.
(d) That she starts remembering what happened to Jim.

2. In what way does Jim eventually respond to Dr. Bellman's first request?
(a) He complies.
(b) He refuses to comply.
(c) He berates the doctor.
(d) He requests to talk to a supervisor.

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

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

5. What do Grosberg and Mr. Fleming inform Jim of, which surprises him?
(a) That he is in the psychiatric building.
(b) That he is restricted from talking to the other patients.
(c) That he must follow the doctor's instructions or he will be placed in a straight jacket.
(d) That he is not really in a hospital.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Ann realize as she enters in the fifth scene of Act 1?

3. What happens in "seven", according to what the other patients tell Jim?

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

5. Who is George O'Brien?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jim learn from Miss Wingate about Ann at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?

2. Why are Ann and Dr. Schlesinger talking in the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4, and what is their reason for hiding it from Jim?

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 test do the doctors give to Jim in Act 3, Scene 2, and what is the point of it?

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

7. 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?

8. What is "seven" and what is its purpose in the play?

9. What is interesting about the things that Jim tells Dr. Bellman about Ann, and what he will not tell him about Charlotte?

10. What is Jim's state of mind in Act 1, Scene 1, and what does he admit to?

(see the answer keys)

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