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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar


by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar: Off the Beaten Plath Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Bell Jar? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In what capacity does Esther work for the magazine?

She is a writer
She is a photographer
She is an intern
She is an editor
She airbrushes the ads for restaurants to make their hamburgers look more voluptuous
Q. With what does Esther struggle?

An eating disorder
A hungry, pissed-off Burmese Python
Q. What does Esther do after one of her dates attempts to assault her?

She immediately goes on another date
She eats Ben & Jerry's
She assaults him right back, much to his delight
She goes to live with her mother
Q. What is Buddy studying in school?

The girls in the front of the class
Q. Why was Buddy confined to a sanitarium?

Because he had tuberculosis
Because he had the measles
Because his grandmother tied him up in her closet the last time he came to visit
Because he had scarlet fever