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 can Jennifer not leave right away for France?

2. What is one thing a husband would provide that Anne has never had to worry about?

3. Who does Henry say he is trying to get over being in love with?

4. What does Lyon tell Neely about the firm and their relationship with her.

5. What happens to Lyon and Anne's baby that brings them together?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Neely react when she realizes that she missed her sons' birthday?

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

3. Why does Jennifer go to Switzerland?

4. How does winning the Academy Award change Neely's life?

5. Why does Kevin secretly blame everything on Neely?

6. Why do Anne and Kevin not marry?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Between Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara, which person achieved more success in their lives? Both were highly motivated people who used what "God gave them" to reach their goals. In your opinion, who succeeded the most and why? Use examples from the text to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Valley of the Dolls is told in a unique way. Each chapter tells someone else's view of what is going on in life during the novel. The setting and narrator often shift. Would you consider this novel to be third person limited or omniscient? Explain your answer and use evidence from the text for support.

Essay Topic 3

Describe and analyze the character of Neely. Why does she do the things she does and what has happened in her life to make her this way? Do you believe that Lyon's statement that she will self-destruct is true? Explain.

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