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 did the status "C.O." mean?

2. What did Lori come to realize that the Voices had behind them?

3. What "realization" about Lori "really got to" Mark?

4. What serial killer did Lori see in a hallucination?

5. What was the day of the week that Lori arrived at one of New York's long-term hospitals for admittance?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did Lori master the Quiet Room?

9. At New York Hospital, in late 1985, what was different about Lori's stay than the previous time?

10. What did Dr. Doller and Dr. Fischer explain to Lori about her Voices?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What importance did the Search for Change halfway house have for Lori? What did she need to learn there? How did she change during her time there? How important was Search for Change in Lori's success at beating her illness?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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