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Lori Schiller
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. At the beginning of Chapter 3, "Lori, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, September 1977 - June 1981", what did Lori state came more often than torment?

2. What position did Lori Schiller have with the Miss Universe Pageant?

3. What season did Lori Winters find especially "wonderful" in New York?

4. What did Steven admit that he had refused to do at the end of Chapter 7, "Steven Schiller, Scarsdale, New York, July 1982"?

5. Why did Lori want to get out of the hospital in 1983?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Marvin Schiller state that "all through the winter I loved hearing the phone ring"?

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

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

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

5. What did Mark admit to in Chapter 19 that his parents were unaware of?

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

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

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

9. What did Lori and Marvin do on the weekends to keep their "relations simple and on an even keel"?

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

Essay 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

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

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?

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