The Bell Jar Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What nickname does Doreen give Betsy?
(a) Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
(b) Ugly as Sin
(c) Kansas Cowgirl
(d) Pollyanna Cowgirl

2. What disheartens Esther the most about Jay Cee's suggestions for bolstering her career?
(a) Esther has no room in her senior schedule to take language courses.
(b) Esther believed that her thesis on Finnegan's Wake was her ticket to getting a job as an editor.
(c) Esther believed she was a strong writer, but Jay Cee tells her she is not.
(d) Esther cannot afford to take additional language courses.

3. What does Esther find outside of her door the morning after Doreen came home drunk?
(a) An angry note from Doreen.
(b) An empty hallway with only a light stain on the carpet.
(c) Doreen lying in a pool of her own vomit.
(d) The mustached night maid standing outside her door.

4. What course does Esther convince her college dean to exempt her from taking?
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Physics
(c) Chemistry
(d) Botany

5. What keeps Esther and Doreen from attending the magazine party?
(a) They do not want to spend time with Betsy and the other girls from the Amazon.
(b) They do not want to spend time with the magazine staff.
(c) Their cab is stuck in traffic and they do not arrive until the party is over.
(d) They decide to go to a bar for drinks with Lenny and Frankie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has Mrs. Willard promised to introduce Esther to in New York City?

2. What does Esther do while Mr. Manzi is lecturing in chemistry class?

3. Why does Esther order vodka at the bar?

4. Why won't Esther let Doreen come into her room when she returns from Lenny's?

5. Why does Esther hope she will be paired up with Lenny instead of Frankie?

(see the answer key)

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