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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 "real sound" did Lori compare the Voices to in Chapter 3 "Lori, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, September 1977 - June 1981"?
2. What kind of tree would Nancy Schiller sit in when she was a child and dream of her future?
3. What "old wound" did Lori's admittance into the hospital reopen for Steven Schiller?
4. For how many years did Lori state her life had been non-existent?
5. Who did Nancy say blamed them self for Lori's problems?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the events that changed Lori's life forever in August of 1976.
2. What did Lori do on a whim while in college?
3. Why did Lori believe that camp was the "most wonderful place in the world"?
4. What single event triggered the Voices when Lori was at camp?
5. What were the multiple diagnoses that the doctors at Lori's hospital gave her?
6. What did Lori Winters, in Chapter 4, state was the reason that she called 911?
7. Why did Lori claim that everything was great after she and Tara moved into Wren Hall?
8. What two movies did Lori compare herself to when she came to believe that she was possessed?
9. What were the three things that Nancy Schiller did before she went to visit Lori in Payne Whitney?
10. Why did Lori feel special (as she described in Chapter 2)?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Lori was required to submit to many different treatments. Which of the treatments do you believe was the best for her? Explain in full detail why. (Use other treatments' shortcomings to support your belief.
Essay Topic 3
Both of Lori's brothers, Mark and Steven, notated issues with mental concerns of their own. What did this make you realize about the commonalities and concerns with schizophrenia? Where the concerns of Mark and Steven substantiated? Why?/Why not? Detail both siblings concerns and why they chose to shut Lori out.
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