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. What is not enough to cure eating disorders?
(a) Help from friends and family.
(b) Pills.
(c) Pills and positive communication.
(d) Therapy.

2. During her ninth grade year, Marya's bulimia and drug use combine to cause what?
(a) No feelings at all.
(b) Anger.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Insomnia.

3. What happens at therapy with her parents?
(a) Marya realizes her parents are not to blame.
(b) Marya places the blame on her mother.
(c) Her parents fight and blame Marya.
(d) The parents begin to understand Marya's real problem.

4. Many girls in the Interlochen community supported Marya's ______.
(a) Ability to become an amazing writer.
(b) Wish to control her eating.
(c) Desires to become a great actress.
(d) Lack of confidence.

5. Marya goes to the doctor complaining of ________________.
(a) Her anxiety.
(b) Intense sweating.
(c) Her social life.
(d) Headaches and backaches.

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

7. Who persuades her to tell her parents about the disease?
(a) A school counselor.
(b) A good friend.
(c) Her therapist.
(d) Her aunt.

8. To Marya, what does life seem to be?
(a) Too difficult to live.
(b) She wants someone to care for her in life.
(c) A mistake for her to continue.
(d) Too long to live.

9. To Marya, what goes hand and hand with being rich or wealthy?
(a) Having fun.
(b) Being Beauitful.
(c) Being healthy.
(d) Being thin.

10. What is her current weight?
(a) 115 pounds.
(b) 135 pounds.
(c) 150 pounds.
(d) 105 pounds.

11. When was the first Interlude of the book written?
(a) October, 1996.
(b) January, 2002.
(c) March, 1998.
(d) September, 1996.

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

13. What does Marya believe about her body?
(a) It is a costume.
(b) It is awful.
(c) It is wonderful.
(d) It will change when she is older.

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

15. How old was Mayra when she became bulimic?
(a) 21.
(b) 13.
(c) 9.
(d) 15.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a ballet class, what does four-year-old Mayra feel about her own body?

2. What does Marya have to live with everyday?

3. To Marya, bulimia represents _________.

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

5. Why does Mayra realize that she does not like to be touched?

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