The Bell Jar Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Doreen vomit on the carpet of the hotel hallway?
(a) She has food poisoning.
(b) She has the flu.
(c) She is upset that Lenny dumped her.
(d) She is drunk.

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

5. What is Esther's opinion of the movie she and the other girls are invited to see?
(a) She is annoyed by the costumes.
(b) She is drawn in by the romantic plot line.
(c) She thinks it is over the top and trite.
(d) She is entranced by the Technicolor technology.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why doesn't Esther attend the fur show?

3. What does Jay Cee give Esther as she leaves for her lunch date with the two authors?

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

5. What is Lenny Shepherd famous for?

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