The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Test | Final Test - Medium

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The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Test | Final Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 135 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. Malcolm drew a parallel between Anne Stevenson's failed relationship and her guilt-ridden past to the subservient role she took on with whom?
(a) Phillip Hobsbaum.
(b) Owlyn Hughes.
(c) Ted Hughes.
(d) Dido Merwin.

2. Malcolm was surprised that Anne Stevenson confessed to having had a problem with what addiction?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Alcoholism.
(c) Men.
(d) Drug addiction.

3. Alvarez responded to Ted Hughes in letters that his work was honest and not one of _____________.
(a) Lies.
(b) Sensationalism.
(c) Evil motivation.
(d) Fiction.

4. Where was Sylvia Plath's father from?
(a) Romania.
(b) Russia.
(c) Poland.
(d) Germany.

5. What editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath was criticized for her own omission of some works?
(a) Amanda Reynolds.
(b) Roberta Jefferies.
(c) Frances McCullough.
(d) Helen Barry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Since Sylvia's death, Ted had served two masters--the literary artist who wanted her work to be her legacy and ____________.

2. A. Alvarez claimed to have thought that Bitter Fame was an example of ___________.

3. What did Ted Hughes called Alvarez' assertion that there was a professional jealousy between him and Sylvia?

4. Where did Malcolm interview Clarissa Roche in Part Two: Chapter IX?

5. In Part Three: Chapter IV, Malcolm had another run-in with Olwyn, who felt she took Sylvia's side when a former boyfriend she interviewed felt Sylvia had __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprised Malcolm about Anne Stevenson in her similarities to Sylvia?

2. What kind of life did Anne Stevenson live? How was she similar to Sylvia Plath?

3. How did Anne Stevenson equate her early days in England with Sylvia Plath's?

4. How did Elizabeth Sigmund describe Olwyn Hughes?

5. What did Ted Hughes write to Anne Stevenson regarding Bitter Fame?

6. Who was Richard Sassoon? How did Sylvia know him?

7. Describe the letters that Malcolm read between Anne Stevenson and Olwyn Hughes. What was the relationship between the women like?

8. What did Anne Stevenson assert as her take on Sylvia in a letter to Malcolm?

9. What did Anne Stevenson reveal about Ted Hughes in her interview with Malcolm in Part Two: Chapter IV?

10. Where did Malcolm detour on her way to visit Clarissa Roche? Why?

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