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. In Chapter 16, "Lori, New York Hospital, White Plains, New York, November 1985 - February 1986", how many cigarettes had Lori stated that she smoked every day by the time noon medications were administered?

2. Why did Lori state that she could not sleep at night?

3. Why did Mark thing that Lori tried to commit suicide?

4. What was the name of Dr. Brockland's secretary?

5. What did Lori learn to do to subside the Voices?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Mark Schiller state that he enjoyed Tulane?

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

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

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

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

7. Why was Lori jealous of the voices that other patients heard?

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

9. Describe the Quiet Room.

10. Why did Mark Schiller keep breaking up with Sally every time a visit to his parent's home would grow close?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the text, Lori details many of the jobs that she held. Choose the job that you believe to be the most helpful for Lori. Why do you believe this? What about the job helped Lori?

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

At many times throughout the text, Lori "finds" herself back in a hospital. Do you think that Lori forced her way back into hospitals for a reason? Do you think that, even though Lori hated the hospitals, the hospitals were the one place that she felt the safest? Support your answers textually.

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