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. Who told Lori that her parents hated her?

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 movie did Lori state "psychotic" meant?

4. What did Lori look at when the Voices "began to screech and cackle"?

5. Where was Tara Sonenshine from originally?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In Chapter 11, what were the two reasons that Lori was glad to be home?

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

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

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

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

9. What "sales pitch" did Nancy Schiller believe would be the hardest one she ever had to make?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lori met with many doctors throughout her time in the hospitals. Choose one doctor and explain why you believe that this doctor did the most for Lori. What specific things did this doctor do that helped Lori the most?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What clues does the text provide to allow one to make genetic connections between Lori's illness and her family? Who admits that Lori's illness may have come from their side of the family? Why is this connection made? Do you believe that this is why Lori's parent acts differently than the other? Why?/Why not?

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