Under My Skin Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Three.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following song for children made Lessing's mother cry?
(a) "Humpty-Dumpty".
(b) "Baa Baa, Black Sheep".
(c) "Ring Around the Rosie".
(d) "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".

2. Where was Doris Lessing born?
(a) Kermanshah, Persia.
(b) London, England.
(c) Glasgow, Scotland.
(d) Southern Rhodesia.

3. How did Lessing's friend make a living in New York to support herself and her daughter?
(a) Acting.
(b) Prostitution.
(c) Writing.
(d) Modeling.

4. Which of the following does Lessing blame for the distrust that 20th Century people have in their governments?
(a) Media coverage.
(b) Political corruption.
(c) World War I.
(d) World War II.

5. When did Lessing experiment with drugs?
(a) 1970's.
(b) 1940's.
(c) 1960's.
(d) 1950's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was John McVeagh born?

2. How many biographers were writing about Lessing at the time that she wrote the book?

3. According to Lessing, what happens to women as time passes?

4. How many family members went to visit Lessing's house in Persia?

5. Where did Lessing's father work after he was discharged from the Army?

(see the answer key)

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