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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. What does Esther hear as she lays in bed on the first morning she is home?
(a) A car pulling out of a driveway
(b) The phone ringing
(c) Her mother practicing typing
(d) The squeak of carriage wheels

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

3. What does Esther do to offend the driver of the first cab she rides in?
(a) She fails to tip him because she does not understand she needs to tip service people.
(b) She criticizes his erratic driving.
(c) She tips him well below the standard rate.
(d) She vomits in his cab.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is missing from the Ladies' Day luncheon?

3. Why does Esther order vodka at the bar?

4. What faux pas does Esther make with the bellman when she first arrives at the Amazon?

5. Where is Marco from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jay Cee want Esther to come into the office instead of attending the fur show?

2. Describe the birth scene that Esther and Buddy witness from Esther's point of view

3. What activities does Esther consider taking up after finding out she was not accepted into the writing course?

4. Why does Marco attack Esther?

5. How does Esther change from the beginning to the end of this chapter?

6. Why is Esther so enamored with the rich foods she is served at the Ladies' Day luncheon?

7. What is Eric's philosophy on sexual relationships?

8. Who is Mrs. Ockenden?

9. Compare Constantin and Buddy.

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

(see the answer keys)

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