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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. Towards the end of the book, what does Sybil begin to wonder?
2. Why did Dr. Wilbur's new patients create the selves?
3. What is the difference between Sybil and "normal" people?
4. Who did Sybil find comfort in while growing up?
5. How many brother and sisters did Hattie have?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dr. Wilbur think that Hattie is mentally ill?
2. Why do the boy personalities have such difficulty accepting they are a part of Sybil?
3. What is interesting to learn about the selves and their views of religion?
4. Why does Sybil's dream about kittens startle her?
5. Some personalities feel that Sybil does not deserve to live. What theme is presented in the descent of these personalities?
6. How does Sybil feel about the selves taking over therapy?
7. How does Dr. Willard pressure Willard to help Sybil?
8. In Sybil's refusal of Ramon, how does she treat him?
9. What does Willard Dorsett finally admit to Dr. Wilbur and Sybil?
10. What do Nancy and Clara NOT attempt to hide from Dr. Wilbur or the other selves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1. Describe Sybil's relationships with the following men:
2. Compare and Contrast Sybil's relationship to teddy to her relationship with Ramon. Is it more important to Sybil that her romantic interests know about her other selves? Why or Why not? Use specific examples to justify your reasoning.
Essay Topic 2
1. What do each of Sybil's personalities represent?
2. Pick four personalities and explain what each personality controls for Sybil. Each description should be at least a half page long.
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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