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. At what police station is Neely found when she is in New York?

2. What is the new musical hit of Broadway in 1964?

3. What does Neely do to get out of doing Kevin's show?

4. What happens to Kevin Gillmore that caused him to want to marry Anne?

5. Why is Henry confused by Jennifer North after she returns from California and goes to Europe with Claude?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Neely so nervous to do Kevin's show?

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

4. Describe Jennifer and Claude's relationship.

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

6. Why does Neely return from Hollywood after only three weeks of shooting?

7. Why does Jennifer go to Switzerland?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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