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. At the age of six, what changes Sybil's life and the rest of the world?

2. Does being with her parents make her condition better or worse?

3. What best describes Sybil's mother's personality in the book before the doctor learns of her true nature?

4. What is the name of the author of the book?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sybil cope with difficult things that happen in her life?

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

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

4. Describe Hattie's personality.

5. To the rest of the world what does Sybil seem to be?

6. Why does Sybil choose to go home and be around her abrasive parents, after she has been going to college?

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

8. Explain what Willow Corners is to Sybil.

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

10. How do Sybil's parents question the validity of Dr. Wilbur's practice?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. Research the psychological and psychiatric methods of the 1950s.

2. How do these methods match or differ from the method Dr Wilbur uses to diagnosis and treat Sybil?

3. Analyze Dr. Wilbur's diagnosis treatment of Sybil. Describe how the doctor discovers Sybil's multiple personalities.

Essay Topic 2

In what ways does Sybil resemble her mother?

How can the two women have similarities after the treatment Hattie inflicted upon Sybil? How does this resemblance negatively affect Sybil?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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