The Bell Jar Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sorts of foods does Esther say she likes the best?
(a) French fries, cheeseburgers and frappes from Howard Johnson's.
(b) Any dish that has caviar in it.
(c) Rich creamy foods that feature butter and cheese.
(d) Any dish with avocado in it.

2. How often does Buddy commit to seeing Esther once they begin dating?
(a) Once a month
(b) Every other weekend
(c) Every weekend
(d) Every third weekend

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

4. What marks the end of Esther's relationship with Eric?
(a) He writes her a letter saying he could fall in love with her.
(b) He writes her a letter proposing marriage.
(c) He graduates from college.
(d) He tells Buddy that he and Esther kissed.

5. Why is Esther disturbed by Buddy's view of poetry?
(a) She is a literature major and a writer.
(b) It demonstrates his ignorance.
(c) She believes that poetry is more important than cadavers.
(d) It shows that he never read the poems she wrote for him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What surprises Esther the most about Marco?

2. What does Esther do when she returns to the Amazon the night that Marco attacks her?

3. What does Esther tell her mother after the treatment that makes her feel relieved?

4. What does Esther label Marco?

5. How does Buddy characterize poetry?

(see the answer key)

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