Sybil Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For avid readers, what type of book is this?

2. Even though Vicky is not always in ascendancy what does she know?

3. What is unfortunate about Sybil's arrival home?

4. What is there now an indication of in Hattie's actions?

5. Which personalities does Teddy get to know?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Dr. Wilbur always assumed about Hattie?

2. As therapy escalates, how does Sybil feel about her life?

3. Explain Sybil's feelings concerning her meetings with Dr. Wilbur.

4. Where does Sybil meet Dr. Wilbur?

5. Sybil catches her parents having sex, and it scares her. Why does this severely scar Sybil?

6. As far as Sybil's treatment is concerned, what do Sybil's parents mostly question her about?

7. What causes the first dissociation that Dr. Wilbur can identify?

8. Why must Sybil plead mental incompetence in a court of law?

9. What happens to Hattie when the Depression hits the United States?

10. Dr. Wilbur only sees a limited number of options for Sybil and her recovery. Explain what they are.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is Sybil unable to be in a romantic relationship?

How is Sybil's relationship with Teddy different from her connection with Ramon?

What does Sybil's refusal of Ramon's proposal signify?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of fear is ever present in the book because Sybil holds a constant fear of her life and other people in it.

1. Describe three occasions when Sybil allows fear to overcome her.

2. Who embodies the essence of Sybil's fear of rejection?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of good versus evil constantly surfaces throughout the novel. Why is Sybil convinced she is evil? How do the perceptions of mental illness during the 50's and 60's shape Sybil and other people's thoughts about mental illness.

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