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. Why is Sybil sent home from college?

2. Why does three-year-old self, Ruthie, resent Willard?

3. Why does Hattie call her daughter Peggy Lou or Peggy Ann?

4. What doesn't Sybil's mother accept about her daughter's life?

5. What is Sybil's mother's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name some activities that Hattie forced Sybil to partake in.

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

3. Where does Sybil meet Dr. Wilbur?

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

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

6. What type of case is Sybil's? Why is the author so excited to report on Sybil's case?

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

8. Why are many children confused or uncomfortable with their parents having sex?

9. Describe the personality of Vicky.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

a. Describe the origins of Sybil's mental dissociations.

b. What particular events cause Sybil's multiple personalities to form? Name three events from Sybil's childhood.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Sybil's relationship with Dr. Wilbur greatly changes both women's lives.

1. In what ways does Dr. Wilbur's relationship with Sybil go beyond a simple patient/doctor relationship?

2. How does Sybil's case change Dr. Wilbur's career?

3. Obviously, Dr Wilbur changes Sybil's life by helping her integrate her selves. But how does Dr. Wilbur's friendship change Sybil's life?

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