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

Valley of the Dolls is told in a unique way. Each chapter tells someone else's view of what is going on in life during the novel. The setting and narrator often shift. Would you consider this novel to be third person limited or omniscient? Explain your answer and use evidence from the text for support.

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

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?

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