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

2. To Mayra, what does sex do for her?
(a) Helps her feel a connection to men.
(b) Allows her to control men.
(c) Makes her feel trapped.
(d) Is pleasurable for her.

3. How did Mayra's parents try to reward her?
(a) With love.
(b) With verbal praise.
(c) With presents.
(d) With food.

4. As a result of her eating disorder, what would often happen to Marya?
(a) She would often fall.
(b) She would bite her fingernails.
(c) She would hit others.
(d) She would cough up blood.

5. How did Mayra's parents use Mayra?
(a) To get money from the government.
(b) To manipulate each other.
(c) To get money from their parents.
(d) To live out their own childhood dreams.

6. Just as Marya uses Bulimia to fill an emotional void, she uses _____ in the same way.
(a) Food.
(b) Music.
(c) Sex.
(d) Love.

7. What happens to people that have not eaten in a long time or have not eaten properly?
(a) Their bodies do not know how to process food.
(b) They refuse to eat.
(c) They are constipated.
(d) They throw up more.

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

9. When Marya tries to dream big, what do her parents tell her?
(a) To be more realistic.
(b) She can be whatever she wants.
(c) All of her dreams will come true.
(d) To keep dreaming.

10. What happens when Jane and Marya meet?
(a) Marya thinks that Jane is having a stroke.
(b) Marya believes Jane is having a heart attack.
(c) Marya becomes scared.
(d) Marya becomes happier.

11. As a girl, how did Marya react to the way she was treating her body?
(a) She hated herself for treating her body poorly.
(b) She showed no sorrow.
(c) She became isolated from others.
(d) She became depressed.

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

13. Instead of going to school, how does Marya spend her time?
(a) She goes to her grandparents' house.
(b) With her parents and work.
(c) Reading her books at home.
(d) Reading articles on the internet.

14. Why has Marya decided to write her book?
(a) To make new friends.
(b) To create press for herself and the disease she faces.
(c) To make herself feel better about her problem.
(d) Will keep others from having her same experiences.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Marya show the doctor?

2. When Marya is ________ she becomes pregnant?

3. Why is bulimia more realistic than anorexia?

4. What influenced Marya's eating habits?

5. What is her current weight?

(see the answer keys)

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