Opening Scene
Flashback
Final Scene
Sylvia's Life
Extra Thoughts

100

Milicent
What is the name of the main character?

100

Tracy
What is the name of Milicent's best friend?

100

"Seated now on the woodpile in Betsy Johnson's cellar..."
What is the moment the flashback ends.

100

she published her first poem
What is Sylvia's achievement at age 8?

100

He is described as gnome like.
What is the description of the man who told Millicent about the heather birds.

200

high school sorority
What is the name of the social club that Milicent wants to join?

200

"So now they have picked Milicent Arnold. I never would have guessed it."
What is an example of Milicent's self-doubt about joining the sorority.

200

Heather imagines the heather birds.
What is the moment Milicent realizes that her "own private initiation" has begun.

200

At age 21, she was quest editor.
What is Mademoiselle magazine?

200

Author's use this technique to let the reader know important background information.
What is a flashback?

300

Milicent is locked in this room.
What is a cellar or basement?

300

Milicent is told to make a bed, walk ten paces behind her "big sister," and can't talk to boys.
What are examples of "hazing?"

300

"It was then that she made her decision"
What is Milicent's decision not to join the sorority.

300

While at Smith College this occurred to Sylvia.
What is "sufferred a mental breakdown?"

300

This is a struggle that takes place within a character.
What is internal conflict?

400

Milicent's flashback begins at this point.
What is "She could not exactly say what had decided her revolt..."

400

"Do you mind if I ask you what happened to Tracy?" Millicent said.
What is evidence that Millicent is having doubts about the importance of the sorority?

400

Millicent knew that she would have difficulty explaining this to the girls.
What is the fact that Millicent underwent the sorority's initiation, but she decided not to accept the membership?

400

Plath's poems can be described as
What is "personal and complex?"

400

Millicent is having trouble deciding whether or not to join the sorority.
What is the main conflict of the story?