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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 Ann admit to Dr. Schlesinger about Jim's past?
(a) That he has had psychiatric problems.
(b) That he has always dramatized things.
(c) That he has not had psychiatric problems.
(d) That he never really worked on Broadway.

2. When does Ann tell Jim his interview for the theater job is?
(a) Thursday.
(b) Monday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Wednesday.

3. What is likely to happen if a patient gets sent to "seven"?
(a) They will never leave.
(b) They will be transferred to the state hospital.
(c) They will be kept there indefinitely.
(d) They will be transferred back to the psychiatric ward.

4. How is Jim Downs brought into the hospital?
(a) On a gurney.
(b) He walks in assisted by his wife.
(c) In a wheelchair.
(d) He is carried by two ambulance drivers.

5. According to Gregory, what is the patient's responsibility to prove?
(a) That the doctors are crazy.
(b) That they are crazy.
(c) That the doctors are ignorant.
(d) That they are not crazy.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days have passed since the previous scene as the third scene in Act 1 begins?

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

3. Why does the doctor ask Ann about the name, Charlotte?

4. How many pills does Jim admit to taking?

5. How does Jim respond to Ann after he first wakes up?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is interesting about the doctors' ability to assess Jim at this point in the play?

4. What is significant about what Jim says at the end of Act 1, Scene 2, and the dialogue between him and Ann?

5. When does Act 3, Scene 2 take place and who is meeting at the beginning of the scene?

6. How does the nature of the theater and performing arts business during the 1950s lead Jim to believe that he will not be able to regain his former success?

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

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

9. What is ironic about the way the play ends and what message was the author trying to deliver?

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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