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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 surprises Esther the most about Marco?
(a) His honesty
(b) His unwillingness to give her the diamond
(c) His cruelty
(d) His aggression

2. For Esther the world is divided along the lines of---
(a) virginity
(b) political beliefs
(c) gender
(d) race

3. Which of the following does NOT adorn the waiting room at the sanatorium?
(a) Magazines
(b) A fountain
(c) Leather chairs
(d) Plants

4. Who is Philomena Guinea?
(a) A lady at the Scholarships Office at Esther's college.
(b) The novelist whose scholarship Esther has at college.
(c) A famous novelist who is having lunch with Jay Cee.
(d) The editor of Ladies' Day magazine.

5. What is the first thing that Esther notices about Marco?
(a) His stick pin
(b) His dark eyes
(c) His crass attitude
(d) His dark suit

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Esther resolve to "ditch Buddy Willard for once and for all"?

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

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

4. What does Marco give Esther?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who is Mrs. Ockenden?

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

6. Describe Buddy's letter to Esther (that is waiting for her when she gets home).

7. What does Esther decide about her friendship with Doreen the night of their visit to Lenny's apartment? What causes her to make this decision?

8. Describe the Amazon.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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