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. Where are Lyon and Anne married?

2. Who is the star of the new Broadway hit in 1964?

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

4. How many Demerol shots a day is Neely getting in 1964?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Kevin secretly blame everything on Neely?

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

9. Describe Jennifer and Claude's relationship.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is your definition of a hero? Using that criteria, do any of the characters in Valley of the Dolls qualify as a hero? Why or why not? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

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

Discuss the use of dialogue in the story. Do you believe the use of dialogue moves the story forward or is it stilted? Would the story have been better told in a narrative form rather than using dialogue? Explain and defend your stance.

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