The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Lori Schiller
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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. When Steven was eleven what did he want to be (as noted in Chapter 7, "Steven Schiller, Scarsdale, New York, July 1982")?

2. What college did Lori believe "was the best"?

3. What card game did Lori Winters say was played on every street corner in New York?

4. When Lori described how much medication she took, what did she state it was difficult for her to do?

5. What did Lori climb onto the first time she heard the Voices?

Short Essay Questions

1. While at college, why did Lori state that she began to grow "increasingly tense and nervous"?

2. Why did Marvin tell Nancy that they needed to keep Lori's illness secret?

3. Why was Steven Schiller really afraid of what had happened to his sister?

4. Why did Lori claim that everything was great after she and Tara moved into Wren Hall?

5. What did Lori come to accept as a sign of fate that she should attend Tufts for college?

6. What did Lori Winters, in Chapter 4, state was the reason that she called 911?

7. In Chapter 11, why did Lori state that she hated the hospital?

8. Why did Lori WInters stated that at one point she began to think of getting married even though she did not love the man she was dating?

9. Why was Steven Schiller angry that his parents had committed his sister, Lori?

10. What did Lori do on a whim while in college?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lori's illness changed dramatically when she began taking clozapine. Describe the changes that Lori went through while on clozapine. What did she struggle with initially? How did the drug come to help her in the end? How was it different from all other drugs that she had taken previously?

Essay Topic 2

Lori is able to write about her illness in a very honest and explicit way. Explain the importance of this format for both Lori and the reader. Why is Lori's honesty important for her? Why is it important for the reader? What does this honesty do for the text itself? What may it do for those suffering from schizophrenia?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one activity that the staff taught Lori in order to "teach you [her] ways to feel the storm before it arrives.". Why do you believe this activity worked? Did not work? What was the importance of understanding the onslaught of an outburst? How did this help Lori?

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