Valley of the Dolls Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jennifer do to avoid going to Hollywood?

2. Who does Anne say she wants to marry while at lunch with Henry?

3. How does Anne find out that Lyon and Neely are having an affair?

4. Why can Jennifer not leave right away for France?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The author Jacqueline Susann was a well-known actress who left her hometown of Philadelphia when she was 18 for New York City. She was often cited on best-dressed lists and starred on television, but became most famous for her novels. Do you think Susann took her own experiences into account when writing this novel? Do any of the characters stem from Susann herself or do you see Susann represented in multiple characters? Explain your answer.

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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