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Robert Goolrick
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Miss Nell do for herself each morning when she woke?
(a) Made herself breakfast in bed.
(b) She had her hair done.
(c) Made herself a strong martini.
(d) She did her nails.

2. What does Goolrick note men and women had in his childhood?
(a) Drugs and rock and roll.
(b) Cocktails and hairdos.
(c) Hairdos and nice clothing.
(d) Cocktails and music.

3. What does Goolrick begin to carry with him?
(a) A razor blade.
(b) A comb.
(c) His medical card.
(d) A picture of his daughter.

4. What did each person have to do each morning in the hospital?
(a) Take a shower.
(b) Run a mile.
(c) Feed the birds.
(d) Get dressed.

5. What does Goolrick do every night when he returns to his apartment in New York?
(a) Plays spades.
(b) Plays gin.
(c) Plays solitaire.
(d) Plays computer games.

Short Answer Questions

1. What disease does Goolrick's mother have?

2. What does the family pretend Mother is dying from, to avoid reality?

3. What was one of the rules for Goolrick's mother?

4. At what age did Goolrick begin having suicidal thoughts?

5. What does Goolrick do instead of suicide?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the area where Mother and Father are buried.

2. Describe the situation when Goolrick tried to help his mother with a wound on her elbow.

3. Describe the environment Goolrick experienced as a child.

4. Describe Goolrick's parents as he describes them by the end of the chapter.

5. Explain what Goolrick means when he talks about the mystery of how most people carry on.

6. Describe mother's appearance.

7. Describe the circumstances that led to brother's CAT scan which revealed the aneurysm.

8. Explain the young man who joins the ward while Goolrick is there.

9. Describe how brother comes out of the coma.

10. Explain why Goolrick's sister-in-law claims to hate him.

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