Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Instead of focusing on getting better, what does Mayra practice while at Methodist's Treatment center?
(a) Her makeup skills.
(b) Her writing ability.
(c) Her reading skills.
(d) Her acting skills.

2. What does the introduction to the story show?
(a) Anorexia has serious consequences.
(b) Eating disorders are easily managed.
(c) Eating disorders are not real disorders.
(d) Most people have an eating disorder.

3. Anorexics believe that they can live ______.
(a) In their bodies.
(b) With full control.
(c) Without the consent of others.
(d) Without their bodies.

4. Where is Methodist Hospital located?
(a) Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(b) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(c) Atlanta, Georgia.
(d) Charleston, South Carolina.

5. To this day, what does Marya say she misses about bulimia?
(a) The feelings of passion that it arises.
(b) The way it connects her to her body.
(c) The ritual of the bulimia.
(d) The ability to rid her body of food.

6. Why does Mayra realize that she does not like to be touched?
(a) She becomes fearful when she is touched.
(b) She does not like for people to get close to her.
(c) She tries to dislike being touched because she yearns for it so much.
(d) She was sexually abused.

7. Before she leaves for winter break, what is Marya eating?
(a) Only fruit and vegetables.
(b) Vegetables only.
(c) Cream, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and mustard.
(d) Nothing.

8. Why does Marya become extremely angry with a doctor?
(a) He is acting nonchalant.
(b) He is not listening to Jane.
(c) He reprimands Jane for her behavior.
(d) He fails to realize the threat Jane is under.

9. Why is bulimia more realistic than anorexia?
(a) Bulimia can be sustained for longer.
(b) Anorexia makes other people nervous.
(c) Bulimia allows a person to give in to a body's desires for a short time.
(d) Bulimia is easier to hide.

10. During 1989, Marya is accepted at ________.
(a) Interlochen.
(b) The Arts Academy of Michigan.
(c) An arts camp.
(d) An early program for a university.

11. To live up to the rumors around her, what does Marya begin to do?
(a) Talk back to teachers.
(b) Act like a snob.
(c) Try to do better in schoolk.
(d) Sleep with skanky boys.

12. While doing research for this book, Marya spoke to _____________.
(a) The doctor who cared for her at Methodist Hospital.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Kathi, the nurse from Methodist Hospital.
(d) Another patient from Methodist Hospital.

13. What does Marya have to live with everyday?
(a) Her mistakes.
(b) What she did to her body in the past.
(c) Her soul.
(d) How she will react to her past.

14. In a ballet class, what does four-year-old Mayra feel about her own body?
(a) She fits in with them.
(b) She is not as coordinated.
(c) It is awesome.
(d) It is different than the other little girls.

15. What does Marya show the doctor?
(a) Scars on her fingers and raw patch on the back of her throat.
(b) Her body perception problems.
(c) Her new outfit.
(d) Her emotional scars.

Short Answer Questions

1. After moving to Minnesota, what does Marya often use to calm her nerves?

2. To Marya, what goes hand and hand with being rich or wealthy?

3. What does Marya welcome about her stay at the hospital?

4. Marya's mother thinks __________ is responsible for Marya's eating disorder.

5. To calm herself when she is alone at home after school, what does Marya do at first?

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