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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 Constantin ask Esther to do when they go to his apartment?
(a) Begin dating
(b) Have a drink with him
(c) Listen to records
(d) Have sex with him

2. With whom does Esther ride back to the Amazon after leaving the movie premiere?
(a) Doreen
(b) Jay Cee
(c) Emily Ann
(d) Betsy

3. What does Esther tell Frankie her name is?
(a) Elly Higginbottom
(b) Elly Greenwood
(c) Esther Greenwood
(d) Doreen

4. What marks the end of Esther's relationship with Eric?
(a) He tells Buddy that he and Esther kissed.
(b) He graduates from college.
(c) He writes her a letter saying he could fall in love with her.
(d) He writes her a letter proposing marriage.

5. What does Esther liken the potential choices she has in life to?
(a) A racehorse
(b) The UN
(c) Cooking
(d) A fig tree

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What national event is Esther concerned with as the book opens?

3. What is keeping Esther from telling Buddy that she has no intention of marrying him?

4. Why does Doreen vomit on the carpet of the hotel hallway?

5. Who is the only girl working at the magazine who does not get sick?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Esther do at Deer Island?

2. Describe what runs through Esther's head when she and Constantin are visiting the UN.

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

4. Describe Irwin

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

6. Describe the story that Esther reads in the short story book from the Ladies' Day magazine

7. Why is Esther upset when Buddy tells her he is no longer a virgin?

8. Describe Esther's encounter with the sailor

9. Describe the situation that leads Esther to leave Lenny's apartment

10. What news does Esther expect Dr. Nolan to give her after her insulin reaction? What news does she actually give her?

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