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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What trait do Vivian and Kelekian emphasize with their students?
(a) Skepticism.
(b) Brevity.
(c) Inquiry.
(d) Thoroughness.

2. What about Vivian's condition does she think Donne would revel in?
(a) The closeness to death.
(b) The possibility for a sonnet.
(c) Her vulnerability.
(d) The paradox of it.

3. What was Vivian doing when she decided to go into the hospital at the beginning of Scene 8?
(a) Baking cookies.
(b) Driving.
(c) Reading at home.
(d) Grading essays.

4. What does Vivian do after meeting with Ashford?
(a) Go back to the library.
(b) Read it again.
(c) Do the paper over.
(d) Go outside.

5. Which of the following is one of the “red herrings” Vivian experiences during chemotherapy?
(a) Liver poison.
(b) Jaundice.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Hypertension.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Vivian when Scene 7 opens?

2. How many cycles of treatment will Vivian undergo?

3. What book does Vivian choose to read on her birthday?

4. What turn does Vivian's vocabulary take in Scene 5?

5. Why does Vivian go into the hospital at the beginning of Scene 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Susie note that Vivian has not had many visitors? How does Vivian react?

2. When and how did Vivian discover words would be her life's work?

3. What are the two examples Vivian gives of being asked the standard greeting?

4. What does Vivian say the audience will see in “this dramatic structure?” What does Vivian want to document?

5. Why does Jason not want to lower Vivian's dose of chemotherapy?

6. How does Vivian say she would have preferred her play be cast? Why can it not be?

7. Why does Vivian appreciate Kelekian's thoroughness as he explains the situation to her?

8. How does Vivian describe the introduction her colleagues would write?

9. What is the irony of Vivian's hospitalization during her chemotherapy?

10. Give two reasons Vivian looks up medical terms she does not know?

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