Valley of the Dolls Test | Final 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. Why does Neely return back in NYC after only three weeks on her new film in Hollywood?

2. Who does Neely read that Anne is dating in the columns in 1950?

3. What director is Neely upset with when she walks out of shooting for the third time in five weeks?

4. Why was Anne's first visit to Neely's hospital a disaster shortly after Neely was admitted in 1961?

5. What is the occupation of Jennifer's new man?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ted do after he and Neely fight when Neely finds him with another girl?

2. Why does Lyon eventually decide to drop Neely from the firm?

3. Why does Neely not want to continue the tour?

4. Why does Anne include Spain in her list of places to go on her honeymoon?

5. How does Lyon react when he finds out Jennifer Burke has been born?

6. Describe Jennifer and Claude's relationship.

7. Why does Kevin Gilmore want Anne to be the Gillian girl?

8. Why did the studio blackball Ted's new girlfriend?

9. What is the catalyst for Anne going to see Lyon again?

10. Why do Kevin, Anne, and Neely go upstate to the sanitarium.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A tragic hero is a literary character who allows his or her own personality characteristics to get in the way of success and lead to his or her ultimate failure. Choose one character from Valley of The Dolls who you believe is a tragic hero. Why do you believe this character is a tragic hero? What are this person's personality characteristics that lead to his or her downfall or ultimate failure? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationships that Jennifer had in her life. How were these relationships similar to each other and how were they different? In your opinion, which was the best relationship for Jen?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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