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. Who did Lori fantasize about beating up for tricking her into committing herself in 1985?

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

3. At what holiday did Mark and Sally plan on announcing their engagement?

4. What kind of toys did Lori have "a passion for"?

5. What were Lori's parents trying to protect Lori from by not telling anyone about her illness?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What were the two choices that Lori was given regarding her stay at 3 South?

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

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

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

8. How did Lori master the Quiet Room?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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