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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When does Scene 6 open?
(a) Saturday evening.
(b) Thursday afternoon.
(c) Friday morning.
(d) Monday morning.
2. What was Vivian doing when she decided to go into the hospital at the beginning of Scene 8?
(a) Grading essays.
(b) Reading at home.
(d) Baking cookies.
3. How does Vivian understand the poem, as explained by Ashford?
(b) A puzzle.
4. What does Vivian do after meeting with Ashford?
(a) Do the paper over.
(b) Go outside.
(c) Read it again.
(d) Go back to the library.
5. How long would Scene 6 last if Vivian had written it?
(a) Ten minutes.
(b) Fifteen minutes.
(c) It would be endless.
(d) An hour and a half.
6. What sonnet is Vivian's paper about that must be done over?
(a) Holy Sonnet Five.
(b) Lady Lazarus.
(c) Holy Sonnet Six.
(d) Holy Sonnet Ten.
7. What is Vivian's second appointment in Scene 4?
(a) GI series.
(b) Chest x-ray.
(c) Physical exam.
(d) Blood work.
8. Which of the following is one of the “red herrings” Vivian experiences during chemotherapy?
(a) Liver poison.
9. What turn does Vivian's vocabulary take in Scene 5?
(a) A turn for the less eloquent.
(b) A turn for the colloquial.
(c) A turn for the Anglo-Saxon.
(d) A turn for the vernacular.
10. How long does Vivian say the attention of chemotherapy was flattering?
(a) A cycle.
(b) Five minutes.
(c) One hour.
(d) Three seconds.
11. What is Vivian wearing as the play begins?
(a) Street clothes.
(b) Graduation robes.
(c) A wedding dress.
(d) A hospital gown.
12. How would Vivian tell her students to think of her situation?
(a) As irony.
(b) As allusion.
(c) As a puzzle.
(d) As wit.
13. What does Susie take with her when she leaves Vivian's room at the end of Scene 5?
(a) Vivian's hospital bed.
(b) The IV.
(c) Vivian's washbasin.
(d) The wheelchair.
14. What does Vivian describe as “mildly uncomfortable” in Scene 5?
(a) A chest x-ray.
(b) A proctosigmoidoscopy.
(c) An electrocardiogram.
(d) The first two days of a treatment cycle.
15. Who presents Vivian's case during grand rounds?
(a) A doctor Vivian has never met.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Vivian handle unfamiliar medical terms?
2. What literary device does Vivian reference in her opening monologue?
3. What does Vivian consider her life's work?
4. How long does each cycle take to complete?
5. What is the struggle in the beginning of the sonnet, according to Ashford?
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