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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. Why does Esther leave the movie premiere?
(a) She is tired and wants to go to sleep.
(b) She does not like the movie.
(c) She feels nauseous.
(d) She wants to see Doreen as soon as she comes back from Coney Island.

2. Where do Buddy and Esther go after the Yale Junior Prom?
(a) Back to Esther's college
(b) To a bar
(c) To a hill behind the chemistry lab
(d) To Buddy's fraternity house

3. Why does Esther think that Mr. Willard is telling her that he and his wife had always wanted a daughter?
(a) She thinks that the Willards want to adopt her.
(b) She believes he is about to tell her that Mrs. Willard is pregnant.
(c) She knows that Buddy is going to propose marriage to her.
(d) She thinks that Mr. Willard wants to make her feel good about herself.

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

5. What trait makes Esther admire Jay Cee?
(a) Her intelligence
(b) Her directness
(c) Her success
(d) Her looks

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Constantin ask Esther to do when they go to his apartment?

2. What is the first thing that Esther notices about Marco?

3. What does Lenny's apartment look like to Esther?

4. Why does Buddy ask Esther whether she'd like to live in the city or the country?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Amazon.

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

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

4. Describe the events that lead to Esther's food poisoning

5. What leads Esther to be invited for lunch by Philomena Guinea?

6. What news does Mrs. Greenwood deliver to Esther when she picks her up from the train station? How does Esther react?

7. Why is Esther surprised when Buddy comes to visit her at college?

8. Describe the movie that the girls go to see from Esther's point of view

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

10. Describe Buddy's first visit to Esther's college

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