The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness Test | Final 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 would happen every time Mark came close to bringing Sally home to meet his family?

2. What did Lori say that she "mastered" in Chapter 24, "Lori, New York Hospital, White Plains, New York, January 1989"?

3. How many beds were in the hospital that Lori began working at in the fall of 1984?

4. What happened at Christmas in 1985 that forced Lori into the intermediate-care unit?

5. What color was the comforter that Lori's mother bought her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Marvin state as progress for Lori at his fiftieth birthday?

2. What did Lori do to get thrown out of Futura House?

3. Why did Lori state that she liked Rye Psychiatric?

4. Why did Marvin Schiller, in Chapter 13, state that Lori's job as a waitress was good for her?

5. What did "C.O" stand for and represent?

6. Explain the the compartments of Lori's brain.

7. Describe Lori's plans, and what she actually did, to commit suicide (at the end of Chapter 20).

8. Describe Lori's typical day at New York Hospital in late 1985.

9. Why did Lori create a scale for Dr. Doller?

10. What did Marvin state that his life had "boiled down to" after Lori's release from the hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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