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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar


by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar: Perfect for Storing Bell-Shaped Preserves Quiz

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Q. How did Esther break her leg?

Someone wished her good luck before a performance and she took them too literally
She fell off a horse
It was crushed under a beam
She had a skiing accident
Q. What rejects Esther?

A sorority
An Ivy League university
A summer writing program
The Crips
Q. What does Dr. Gordon give Esther?

Electroshock therapy
Anti-depression pills
A totally inappropriate foot rub
A recommendation for rest and relaxation
A pamphlet on dealing with depression
Q. Where does Esther run into Joan, her friend from high school?

At a psychiatric institution
At the grocery store at two in the morning, while wearing her pajamas and no make-up. Isn’t that always the way?
At her high school reunion
At Dr. Gordon’s office
Q. Who commits suicide?

Dr. Gordon