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 "weapon" did Lori use to kill the animal that "plagued her" as a child?

2. Who did Lori compare her psychiatrist, Dr. Rockland, to?

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

4. What was Lori constantly afraid of given the Voices kept saying it would be her fate?

5. Who had Lori made plans with, as a child, to be their maid of honor?

Short Essay Questions

1. At twenty-four, a year after being released from the hospital, what did Lori find worrisome?

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

3. What did Marvin Schiller learn from the late night phone call, in March of 1982, from Lori Winters?

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

5. Why did Lori feel special (as she described in Chapter 2)?

6. What were the three things that Nancy Schiller did before she went to visit Lori in Payne Whitney?

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

8. What did Steven's fears about Lori's commitment cause him to do?

9. According to Chapter 12, why did Lori state that she always listened to music?

10. Why did Lori state that for a long time, during high school, "relief came more than torment"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At many points throughout the text, Lori admits to losing past ties with friends and her life prior to her illness. Do you think that Lori needed to move on past her past? Why? Was this necessary for her to become well? Explain using textual evidence.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Lori's need for cocaine. What did it do for her? Why did it seem to help her? How did it harm her?

Essay Topic 3

Both Nancy and Marvin Schiller reacted differently to Lori's illness. Compare and contrast Lori's parent's feelings and actions regarding Lori's illness.

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