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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Esther feel as she careens down the ski slope?
(a) Happy
(b) Ambivalent
(c) Concerned
(d) Frightened

2. Who has Mrs. Willard promised to introduce Esther to in New York City?
(a) An ambassador at the UN
(b) Her son, Buddy
(c) The editor of a major literary magazine
(d) A simultaneous interpreter at the UN

3. What is Lenny Shepherd famous for?
(a) He is a popular actor.
(b) He is a popular disc jockey.
(c) He is the owner of a popular bar.
(d) He is popular dancer.

4. Where does Doreen put Esther's clothes to help her forget about them?
(a) In her (Doreen's) room
(b) Over the balcony
(c) Under her bed
(d) In the closet

5. Who helped foster Esther's appreciation for fine food?
(a) Her mother
(b) Her grandfather
(c) Her grandmother
(d) Doreen

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Jody call Esther?

3. Why does Esther like Doreen?

4. What does Marco remind Esther of?

5. When does Esther say she found out Buddy was a hypocrite?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are Frankie and Lenny?

2. Describe the sanatorium where Buddy is receiving treatment for TB.

3. According to Esther, what is her mother's opinion of her interest in becoming a writer or editor?

4. What is Esther's opinion of Betsy?

5. Why does Marco give Esther his diamond stick pin?

6. How does Buddy react when Esther falls while skiing?

7. Why does Esther decide to take a bath when she returns to her hotel?

8. Describe Esther and Hilda's conversation at breakfast.

9. How does Esther convince the college to exempt her from the chemistry course requirement?

10. Describe the Amazon.

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