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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. Where did Jim go right after he took the pills?
(a) To his car.
(b) To the kitchen.
(c) Outside.
(d) To the terrace.

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

3. How does Jim describe suicide to Dr. Bellman?
(a) He thinks it is a desperate act.
(b) He thinks it is not a selfish act.
(c) He thinks it is not a desperate act.
(d) He thinks it is a selfish act.

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

5. When does the first scene of The Shrike take place?
(a) Tuesday morning.
(b) Tuesday evening.
(c) Wednesday morning.
(d) Wednesday evening.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Fleming give to Grosberg?

2. How does Jim initially respond to Dr. Bellman's request?

3. How long does Ann tell Jim his new location will be for?

4. What time is it at the start of Act 1, Scene 2?

5. Who called Ann earlier in the day?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What plan of action does Harry suggest that Jim follow and why?

4. What is Tom's suggestion for Jim, and how does Jim respond?

5. According to the doctors in the second scene of Act 3, how has Jim been behaving?

6. How does Dr. Kramer assess Jim and what does that mean for his possible release?

7. According to what Jim tells Dr. Schlesinger, what is the event that triggered his intent to end his life?

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

9. What does the time period in which the play was written have to do with why Jim felt the way that he did?

10. What does Tom say about Ann's family and how is this another example of her control over him?

(see the answer keys)

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