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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Esther learn of the circumstances that led to her rescue from the basement?
(a) Dr. Nolan tells her.
(b) Through a letter that her mother writes her.
(c) Joan tells her.
(d) Through a news article Joan shows her.

2. Who "rescues" Esther from the public hospital?
(a) Buddy Willard
(b) Her mother
(c) Jay Cee
(d) Philomena Guinea

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

4. What is unusual about Miss Norris?
(a) She is not friendly to Esther.
(b) She does not speak.
(c) She wears a cameo brooch.
(d) She will not leave her room.

5. What does Esther always have with her as she walks around Belsize?
(a) A photograph
(b) A book
(c) Paper and a pencil
(d) A blanket

6. Where does Esther wake up at the start of this chapter?
(a) In her college dorm room
(b) In her bedroom
(c) In the psychiatric ward
(d) In her basement

7. Why does Dr. Nolan arrive early at Esther's room one day?
(a) To tell her she is improving
(b) To have a private therapy session
(c) To tell her her mother will be visiting later in the day
(d) To tell her she will be having a shock treatment

8. What does the nurse tell Esther to help her feel more relaxed during her first shock treatment?
(a) All patients are scared to death the first time.
(b) It will hardly hurt.
(c) She will feel like she has gone to sleep.
(d) Few patients have negative side effects.

9. What keeps Esther from committing suicide with the cord from her mother's robe?
(a) She decides it is much nobler to die by cutting her wrists.
(b) Her mother comes home and finds her.
(c) Her hands release the cord before she loses consciousness.
(d) The cord breaks as she is tying it in a noose.

10. What does Joan find in a magazine that shocks Esther?
(a) A photo of Buddy and his new girlfriend
(b) A photo of her time in NYC
(c) An article about her disappearance
(d) An article that Esther wrote

11. Why does Dr. Quinn visit Esther late one night?
(a) To reprimand her for going to Irwin's apartment
(b) To have a private therapy session
(c) To ask for help finding Joan
(d) To check on her after she hemorrhaged

12. What does Mrs. Mole do that makes the nurses put her in her room for dinner?
(a) She complains about the food that is served that day.
(b) She dumps all of the green beans on her plate.
(c) She insults the food service person.
(d) She slaps her thighs and yells at the doctors.

13. Why does Dr. Nolan restrict Esther's visitors?
(a) She believes the visitors set back Esther's progress.
(b) Esther's mother requested that no one be able to see her.
(c) Dr. Nolan is concerned for Esther's safety.
(d) Dr. Nolan does not like Esther's mother.

14. Who does Jody set Esther up on a blind date with?
(a) Cal
(b) Mark
(c) Dr. Gordon
(d) Buddy

15. Why does Esther dislike Dr. Gordon?
(a) He had her committed to a public hospital.
(b) He failed to cure her depression.
(c) She didn't feel like he listened to her during their sessions.
(d) He gave her painful shock treatments.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Esther tell the sailor she is is from?

2. Whose visit to her hospital room angers Esther?

3. Why is Esther surprised when the nurse tells her she is moving to Belsize?

4. Why does Valerie have scars on her head?

5. How does Dr. Gordon respond to Esther's torn letter to Doreen?

(see the answer keys)

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