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. When Anne meets Henry for lunch at 21, how many weeks has she worked for Gillian?

2. How old is Jennifer going to be when she is discussing her new love?

3. Why will Lyon not see Neely when she wants on New Year's?

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

5. What plan does Kevin have for Neely when she arrives in NYC?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Henry take the news that Anne will be leaving him to become the Gillian girl?

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

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

5. Why does Neely not want to continue the tour?

6. Why does Kevin secretly blame everything on Neely?

7. Why do Anne and Kevin not marry?

8. Why does Jennifer kill herself?

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

10. How does Lyon find out that Anne lent him the money in secret?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

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.

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