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

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

3. What does Jim inform Ann of in the third scene of Act 1?
(a) That he will be returning home.
(b) That he would rather she not call for a while.
(c) That he needs a vacation.
(d) That he will not be returning home.

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

5. How does Jim respond to Ann's statement at the end of Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) He is confused.
(b) He is not surprised.
(c) He is ignoring it.
(d) He is horrified.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the doctor ask Jim when he first wakes up?

2. What is Dr. Kramer's evaluation of Jim in Act 1, Scene 3?

3. How long has Ann been at Jim's bedside?

4. Who does Ann originally share her concerns with about Jim's ability to leave the hospital?

5. What has Jim been depressed over?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What suggestion does Dr. Barrow make to Ann and why?

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

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

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

6. Who is Harry, what is he like, and how does Jim respond to him?

7. What is significant about Jim's insurance policy?

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

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

10. How is the convalescent ward compared to a prison sentence?

(see the answer keys)

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