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Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what magazine is Janet Malcolm on staff?
(a) Newsweek.
(b) Time Magazine.
(c) The New Yorker.
(d) Rolling Stone.

2. What is the term used for a novel describing real life, behind a fa├žade of fiction?
(a) Autobiography.
(b) Nonfiction fiction.
(c) Roman a clef.
(d) Biography.

3. Where did Anne Stevenson move after college and marrying?
(a) Canada.
(b) Italy.
(c) Spain.
(d) England.

4. When did Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath marry?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1957.
(d) 1960.

5. How old was Ted Hughes when Sylvia Plath died?
(a) 29.
(b) 32.
(c) 39.
(d) 41.

6. Where did Olwyn Hughes work until after Sylvia Plath's death?
(a) Prague.
(b) Munich.
(c) London.
(d) Paris.

7. What was the name of Sylvia Plath's mother?
(a) Susan Mary Plath.
(b) Aurelia Schobert Plath.
(c) Emma Rachel Plath.
(d) Jennifer Wilma Plath.

8. What university had Sylvia Plath attended?
(a) Dartmouth College.
(b) Smith College.
(c) Columbia University.
(d) Princeton University.

9. How many pages did the manuscript which Anne Stevenson wrote for Penguin Books contain?
(a) 50 pages.
(b) 100 pages.
(c) 75 pages.
(d) 150 pages.

10. Who wrote The Haunting of Sylvia Plath?
(a) Janet Malcolm.
(b) A. Alvarez.
(c) Aurelia Plath.
(d) Jacqueline Rose.

11. 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) 1950s.
(b) 1930's.
(c) 1920's.
(d) 1940's.

12. What university did Janet Malcolm attend?
(a) University of Michigan.
(b) University of Illinois.
(c) University of Montana.
(d) University of Idaho.

13. Ronald Hayman wrote in The Independent that whose biography was vindictive?
(a) Janet Malcolm.
(b) A. Alvarez.
(c) Frances McCullough.
(d) Anne Stevenson's.

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

15. Olwyn Hughes gave Anne Stevenson whose account that was unflattering to Sylvia to review in Part Two: Chapter I?
(a) Elizabeth Sigmund's.
(b) Clarissa Roche's.
(c) Ted Hughes'.
(d) Dido Merwin's.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Ronald Hayman born?

2. Who was the consulting editor on The Journals of Sylvia Plath?

3. What did Sylvia Plath leave for her children when they awoke the night she killed herself?

4. When was Bitter Fame published?

5. Anne Stevenson sent a completed draft of her story for Penguin Books to whom for his comments?

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