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. Why does Esther like Doreen?
(a) She provides a smoking partner for Esther.
(b) She is fashion conscious.
(c) She is witty and sarcastic.
(d) She is wealthy.

2. What does Esther do as Lenny and Doreen dance?
(a) She leaves Lenny's apartment.
(b) She falls asleep on Lenny's bed.
(c) She sits on the bear skin rug and drinks.
(d) She joins them and dances.

3. What does Lenny's apartment look like to Esther?
(a) A hunting lodge
(b) A mansion
(c) A dance club
(d) A ranch

4. 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) Their cab is stuck in traffic and they do not arrive until the party is over.
(c) They decide to go to a bar for drinks with Lenny and Frankie.
(d) They do not want to spend time with the magazine staff.

5. Why does Mr. Manzi like Esther so much?
(a) He believes she has the skills and talent to be a successful science major.
(b) She always earns A's in his courses.
(c) He believes she has a purely intellectual interest in science.
(d) She asks interesting questions during his lectures.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Esther get from Lenny's apartment to the Amazon?

2. What disheartens Esther the most about Jay Cee's suggestions for bolstering her career?

3. Which of the girls at the Amazon does Esther spend the most time with?

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

5. Why is Esther living in New York City in the summer of 1953?

(see the answer key)

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