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. Who does Anne meet for the first time at the luncheon?

2. What person from Anne's past returns in 1961?

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

4. What habit did Neely begin when her divorce became final?

5. How many abortions has Jennifer had when she meets her new boyfriend and is ready to marry and have kids?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Kevin Gillmore finally ask Anne to marry him?

3. What do Neely's comments about Lyon spending time with other women tell the reader about her character?

4. Why does Henry say that the press is not covering Neely's affair with Lyon very hard?

5. Why do Anne and Kevin not marry?

6. Why is Jennifer so smitten with Senator Winston Adams?

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

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

9. What does Anne say about not marrying Lyon Burke and being changed when Henry asks her about it at lunch?

10. Why does Anne say that Jennifer will always be in debt? Why is Jennifer really in debt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

With which main character from the book (Anne, Jennifer, or Neely) do you feel you relate most? Why do you relate best with this character? Use examples from your life and compare them with the actions of your chosen character to explain the similarities.

Essay Topic 2

What do you think of Anne's statements at the end of the book? It becomes pretty obvious that she has no intention to leave Lyon. What would you have done in her case? Do you think she is brave or cowardly for her making the choice she did?

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the novel, Anne says, "She knew now there would always be a Neely, or a Margie... but each time it would hurt less, and afterward she would love Lyon less, until one day there would be nothing left-no hurt, and no love." Analyze this quote. What does Anne mean when she states it? Do you agree or disagree with this new outlook on life. Support your answer with evidence form the text.

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