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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 Mr. Fleming tell Jim about the convalescent ward?
(a) Patients leave there more quickly than they think.
(b) Patients do not leave there as quickly as they would like.
(c) Patients never leave there.
(d) Patients there do not want to leave.

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

3. When were Jim and Ann supposed to meet?
(a) On Tuesday.
(b) On Monday.
(c) On Saturday.
(d) On Sunday.

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

5. What does Dr. Bellman give Jim at the end of the second scene in Act 2?
(a) A physical examination.
(b) A scholastic test.
(c) Medicine.
(d) A sanity test.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Jim feel that he has acted since entering the hospital, as he describes in Act 1, Scene 5?

2. Who is Dr. Barrow?

3. How does Jim first appear in the third scene of Act 1?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does the conversation between Ann and Dr. Schlesinger have a negative effect on Jim's chances to leave the hospital, and what are Ann's possible motives for her opinion?

6. What does Jim tell Dr. Schlesinger about Ann, and how does the doctor respond?

7. Why is the conversation between Jim and Ann in Act 1, Scene 3 significant?

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

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

10. 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?

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