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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 is Dr. Bellman unable to give Jim as Act 2, Scene 2 ends?
(a) Hope of being released.
(b) A reason for his release.
(c) The people behind his prolonged stay.
(d) The information they have collected while monitoring him.

3. What day is it in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Wednesday.
(b) Friday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Saturday.

4. What does Ann tell Jim when he first wakes up in the hospital?
(a) That she has called his family.
(b) That she loves him.
(c) That she is paying for the doctor bills.
(d) That she wants a divorce.

5. How does Dr. Barrow respond to Ann's outlook on life as the second scene of the play ends?
(a) He thinks it is a negative sign.
(b) He thinks it is a positive sign.
(c) He thinks it is a mistake.
(d) He thinks it is the reason for Jim's suicide attempt.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what way does Jim eventually respond to Dr. Bellman's first request?

3. What job does Jim currently hold?

4. What does Grosberg tell Jim that some other patients do not need in order to be released?

5. How does Jim appear as Act 2 begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Grosberg and Mr. Fleming reveal to Jim that surprises him, and how does it reflect a larger issue in the hospital?

2. Why is the conversation between Jim and Ann in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4 important?

3. How does Jim's visit with Dr. Bellman highlight the hospital's flaws when it comes to the way they treat patients?

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

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

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

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

8. What is Jim's theory about life and death, and why his suicide attempt should not been seen as selfish?

9. How does Jim exit Act 3, Scene 3, and what does Ann tell Dr. Bellman?

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

(see the answer keys)

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