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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Scene 2 of the play,Thomas approaches a limping Soldier wearing a worn Union uniform. Called back to active duty, the Soldier seeks to sell four months' worth of future pay for what?
(a) Three months' worth of cash for his family.
(b) A train ticket to see his family.
(c) A drink of water.
(d) A week's worth of food.

2. In the next scene, Thomas intends to ignore what?
(a) His desire to return home.
(b) His summons from the draft board.
(c) His fear of battle.
(d) His mother's cries.

3. What does Oscar wonder about the movie's advertisement?
(a) If "based on a true story" is not an admission of guilt.
(b) If the scenes that resemble his play will be cut from the advertisments.
(c) If the producer is worried the movie will be a flop.
(d) How much the advertisements cost.

4. Why is Christina upset with reporters?
(a) They are hunting for signs of heavy drinking and smoking, sacrilege and family insanity.
(b) They are ruining the grass in the front yard.
(c) She is tired of answering questions and posing for pictures.
(d) She is afraid they will break into the house.

5. In the play's prologue, Mother asks about what, regarding Thomas?
(a) His wife.
(b) His training.
(c) His education.
(d) His wound and heroism.

6. Thomas muses how the trees, rocks and ditches - all so casually ignored in peacetime - are what in battle?
(a) In the way of the soldiers.
(b) Bloody and twisted.
(c) Crucial to survival.
(d) Cruel and disfigured.

7. What calls Oscar's play's first act superfluous, the last act untargeted, and the whole play void of purpose?
(a) The television broadcasts.
(b) The newspapers.
(c) Broadway producers.
(d) The rejection letter.

8. Oscar agrees the title evokes the death scene at the end of what Shakespeare play?
(a) Twelfth Night.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) Romeo and Juliet.
(d) Othello.

9. Sitting with Basie, waiting for Oscar to finish physical therapy, Christina knows Oscar considers Basie as what?
(a) A good and trustworthy man.
(b) An intelligent and gifted lawyer.
(c) Little better than a distracted delivery boy.
(d) A great friend and terrific lawyer.

10. Kiester serves notice of intent to examine Oscar in Los Angeles and demands what?
(a) Copies of any evidence.
(b) Time to organize a defense team.
(c) His play.
(d) His presence.

11. Why does Basie interrupt by admitting Oscar's lawsuit could be a landmark if they win?
(a) He hopes to forestall reading the entire script.
(b) He is trying to stay positive.
(c) He wants to convince Oscar his case has a chance.
(d) He wants to encourage Oscar to hire him.

12. What convinces Oscar the producer of "The Blood in the Red White and Blue," Kiester, has stolen the characters and themes of his play?
(a) Reading the script for the movie.
(b) The Times' review of the movie.
(c) When he sees the movie.
(d) After talking to the director about his film.

13. What does Lily declare about Oscar's play so far?
(a) It is beautiful.
(b) It is brilliant.
(c) It is spooky.
(d) It is somewhat odd.

14. Harry and Christina lie naked amidst what?
(a) Piles of newspapers.
(b) Empty wine bottles.
(c) The sheets on their bed.
(d) Piles of dirty laundry.

15. Why does James B. file a suit?
(a) His pet dies in a car accident.
(b) He is bitten by a strange dog.
(c) His dog is injured in a construction accident.
(d) He is trying to coax his pet out and is bitten.

Short Answer Questions

1. Harry does not want to get involved with Trisha's case. What does he warn Christina?

2. In more responsive hands, observes the Times, the characters of the movie might have reflected what?

3. Since when has Oscar been feeling terminal?

4. Of what does Thomas accuse his mother?

5. With what does the official transcript of Oscar's deposition open?

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