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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. What does Franz think about a marriage between Dick and Nicole?
2. What advice does Dick give to Nicole?
3. Whose money funded the clinic operated by Franz and Dick?
4. Tommy tells Dick that he always treats Nicole ______________________________.
5. Who brings up the topic of their dysfunctional marriage?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Dick behave counter to his feelings about Nicole?
2. Describe the situation in which Dick falls into deeper emotional debt to Nicole's family.
3. What does Dick realize about his relationship with Nicole after being with Rosemary?
4. What happens to Dick and Rosemary's relationship while in Naples?
5. What does Tommy tell Nicole when they begin flirting with each other?
6. What is the perception of homosexuality during this time?
7. Why does Dick get upset at Beth's manipulations?
8. What is the irony of the Divers intent to ask about other people's happiness?
9. What happens to Dick at the end of the novel?
10. How does Dick view his and Franz' differences as psychiatrists?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Rosemary Hoyt's situation. Why is she so bored with most people? Has she grown up too fast? Why does she seek out situations that are beyond her years? Why does she think Dick could possibly be interested in her?
Essay Topic 2
Nicole seems to have a vapid life of parties and shopping. Describe a week in Nicole's life. Do you think this aimless existence helps or hinders her fragile mental state? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Why does Dick flirt with Rosemary and then toy with her emotions? Do you think Dick's ego is so fragile that he needs attention from anyone willing to oblige him? Even though Dick knows that he cannot indulge his instincts with Rosemary, he continues to play along. Why does Nicole tolerate this behavior from her husband? Explain.
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