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. What did Lori look at every day as she awaited for her freedom from the hospital in 1983?

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

3. What kind of tree would Nancy Schiller sit in when she was a child and dream of her future?

4. Where was Lori's family moving to during the summer drive across country?

5. What "old wound" did Lori's admittance into the hospital reopen for Steven Schiller?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Lori's Voices at the beginning of college.

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

4. What single event triggered the Voices when Lori was at camp?

5. Describe the events that changed Lori's life forever in August of 1976.

6. Why did Lori Schiller and Lori Winters believe that the McAlpin Hotel was the "ideal place for two recently graduated college girls"?

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

8. What did Lori Winters, and some other friends of Lori Schiller's, believe was wrong with her during their senior year of college?

9. Why did the memory of the dog plague Lori?

10. Why did Marvin want to insure that nothing of his daughter's break "came to light"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What do you think the chapters that showed Lori's journaling and the hospital records added to the text? Do you think that these were necessary additions to the text? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

At many times throughout the text, Lori "finds" herself back in a hospital. Do you think that Lori forced her way back into hospitals for a reason? Do you think that, even though Lori hated the hospitals, the hospitals were the one place that she felt the safest? Support your answers textually.

Essay Topic 3

The Quiet Room (the room itself) was a necessary part of Lori's recovery. Describe what the Quiet Room was to Lori. What did it begin as for her? How did she force a change in the Quiet Room? What did the Quiet Room become for her?

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