The Bell Jar Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Esther hear as she lays in bed on the first morning she is home?
(a) The phone ringing
(b) A car pulling out of a driveway
(c) Her mother practicing typing
(d) The squeak of carriage wheels

2. Who is Esther's next door neighbor in the hospital once her room is moved "up front"?
(a) Miss Norris
(b) Valerie
(c) Joan
(d) Dr. Nolan

3. What faux pas does Esther make with the bellman when she first arrives at the Amazon?
(a) She insults his uniform.
(b) She ignores him because she is too busy looking out the window.
(c) She fails to thank him for carrying her bag to her room.
(d) She does not not tip him because she doesn't know she is supposed to.

4. What does Esther resolve to do during her summer at home?
(a) Write a novel
(b) Take a summer course
(c) Gain life experience
(d) Break up with Buddy

5. What is keeping Esther from telling Buddy that she has no intention of marrying him?
(a) His illness
(b) Fear of his mother's response
(c) He is attending medical school and she does not want to distract him.
(d) Her commitment to the magazine

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Esther begin reading Finnegan's Wake?

2. Why does Esther's mother ask her about what happened to her face?

3. How often does Buddy commit to seeing Esther once they begin dating?

4. What does Mrs. Greenwood convince Esther she should do since she will not be taking the writing course?

5. Where do Buddy and Esther go after the Yale Junior Prom?

(see the answer key)

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