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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. Who visits Nicole when Dick goes to Provence?
2. Why does Dick arrive home without the car?
3. What does Nicole sense about Dick's feelings for her?
4. Where do Dick and Beth have tea?
5. Who accompanies Dick to a cabaret?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does money become a factor in Dick and Nicole's marriage and affect Dick's self esteem?
2. What is the state of the Divers' marriage by the end of Book 3, Chapter 11?
3. What is so surprising about Dick going to the aid of their friend, Mary North?
4. What is the Diver family's situation after Dick sells his portion of the clinic?
5. What does Abe North's death represent for Dick?
6. How is Dick's self-esteem diminished in his work?
7. What happens to Dick and Rosemary's relationship while in Naples?
8. What happens to make Dick deal with his feelings for Nicole?
9. How does Dick's profession get in the way of his marriage?
10. What is the irony of the Divers intent to ask about other people's happiness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the nature of Nicole's breakdown in the bathroom of her hotel suite? Why does she shout at Dick for not giving her privacy in the only place she can be alone? Does this mean that all the rest of Nicole's life is an act? Or has she just reacted to Dick's indiscretions like any wife would? Explain.
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
Describe the circumstances under which Dr. Dohmler takes on Nicole as a patient. Do you think Dr.Dohmler sincerely wants to help Nicole? Or does he see dollar signs when he realizes the extent of the treatment Nicole will need as a result of sexual abuse from her wealthy father? Explain.
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