The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One: Chapters VII and VIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the first publication of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, Hughes commented how in the last several years of her life, Sylvia had found ______________.
(a) Her lost journals.
(b) Her true voice as a poet.
(c) Happiness.
(d) The perfect editor.

2. When was A. Alvarez born?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1929.
(d) 1920.

3. When was Janet Malcolm born?
(a) 1929.
(b) 1927.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1937.

4. When Anne Stevenson wrote her biography of Sylvia Plath, she found that she and Sylvia had gone through the same teen-aged angst and sexual frustrations of the American youth of what era?
(a) 1930's.
(b) 1950s.
(c) 1920's.
(d) 1940's.

5. How did Sylvia Plath commit suicide?
(a) She overdosed.
(b) She hung herself.
(c) She gassed herself.
(d) She shot herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. In her biography of Sylvia Plath, Stevenson writes of Plath as a sober and confused perfectionist whose suicide as well as the inspiration for her art remain ___________.

2. Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath were separated by the fall of what year?

3. In the second version of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, Hughes avoided blame for what?

4. Where did A. Alvarez publish the first "official" bad review of Bitter Fame?

5. A. Alvarez's remarks placed Sylvia's suicide in what type of scenario?

(see the answer key)

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