Valley of the Dolls Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Miriam when Tony was born?

2. What holiday does Anne spend alone?

3. In whose apartment are Neely, Jennifer, and Anne living?

4. What does Neely do when Jennifer tells her she is pregnant?

5. What does Henry warn Jen that Miriam will do to the baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Neely so impressed to have a "living room with a white rug"?

2. Why is every girl in the office and in New York in love with Lyon Burke and how does Anne react to this news?

3. Why doesn't Anne know anything about the New York social scene?

4. Describe Jennifer's relationship with Maria.

5. Why is Neely leaving Mel?

6. Why is Neely so impressed by the fact that Mel is in love with her?

7. How does Neely feel about Helen Lawson?

8. Why does Miriam come to NYC to see Jen?

9. Why does Miriam hire a private eye to track Jennifer?

10. Why does Helen Lawson allow Neely to take Terry King's place in the musical?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The novel begins with a poem that describes how once you reach the epitome of your career, there is nowhere to go but down. Do you believe this is a true statement? Why or why not? Do you believe this is what happened to Jennifer, Anne, and Neely? Explain and use examples from the text for support.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast two characters from the book. Be sure to take into consideration the characters' actions, personalities, and more when comparing and contrasting. Use a graphic organizer to help organize your thoughts. Use evidence from the text to support your assertions.

Essay Topic 3

There are multiple excuses given for Lyon and why he cheats. What reason do you give for Lyon's cheating? Is it really to help his company, is it because, at heart, he is a playboy, or is he doing it to get back at Anne for tricking him into buying the company? Explain your answer with reasoning and examples from the text.

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