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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Christina believe Trish could hardly seek an abortion in the hospital?
(a) Hospitals are expensive.
(b) The hospital is very dirty.
(c) The clinic was closer to her home.
(d) She perennially helps finance it and is currently suing it for fetal endangerment.

2. Of what does Thomas accuse his mother?
(a) Cherishing justice and easily relinquishing the past.
(b) Being too harsh on John Israel.
(c) Not being kind enough to all the slaves.
(d) Cherishing injustice and refusing to relinquish the past.

3. What does Harry advise Oscar regarding history?
(a) It is boring.
(b) It cannot be repeated.
(c) One should not make a play about it.
(d) One cannot copyright it.

4. 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.

5. Why is Trish suing for support payments?
(a) Her ex has taken custody of their child.
(b) Her ex is hiding out and saying he has no money.
(c) Her ex has run away to France.
(d) Her ex has been murdered, leaving six paternity suits pending against his vast estate.

6. Without insurance, what can Lily not do?
(a) Have her eyes examined.
(b) Go to the dentist.
(c) Buy a new car.
(d) See a doctor.

7. The phone rings, and Trish leaves a rambling, disjointed message. What does she fear?
(a) The reporters will never leave.
(b) She will be unable to get her abortion.
(c) Being jailed over her abortion.
(d) Her boyfriend will find out she had an abortion.

8. What does Basie try to show Oscar about artists?
(a) They should never be trusted.
(b) They can innocently use things without outright stealing them.
(c) They can often forget from what they are inspired.
(d) They often steal ideas from others.

9. How does Oscar respond when Pai questions him saying, could Livingston not be expected to receive many such unsolicited scripts, written solely in hopes of financial reward?
(a) Oscar denies such motivation.
(b) Oscar agrees that was his motivation.
(c) Oscar is not sure of his motivation.
(d) Oscar agrees that monetary gain was a part of his motivation.

10. How do Harry and Christina find Oscar trapped?
(a) In his car with the doors locked.
(b) In his bedroom screaming for help.
(c) Outside the house without his keys.
(d) In his new wheelchair and complaining about his new maid.

11. Why is Christina worried about Szyrk?
(a) Szyrk wants to buy the family home.
(b) Szyrk is stalking her.
(c) Szyrk may publicize family madness.
(d) Szyrk is trying to sue the family.

12. Oscar has not seen the movie but has heard and read the hero has what, which can hardly be a coincidence?
(a) A facial scar.
(b) A horse.
(c) A sword.
(d) A birth mark.

13. Courage, Kane states, is what?
(a) A foolish waste of time.
(b) The wisdom to stand trial when we do not suspect it.
(c) Only found in those who have suffered the effects of war.
(d) A brave way to live.

14. Bringing Oscar groceries, what does Christina tell Harry about Lily?
(a) She is annoying and in the way.
(b) She complains all the time and will not leave Oscar alone.
(c) That Oscar and Lily are now a couple, even though she is not officially divorced.
(d) Pushing Oscar to use her new divorce lawyer to file a $1.5 million injury suit.

15. Why does Oscar demand a subpoena of Kiester's records?
(a) To annoy Kiester.
(b) To prove that the movie is based on his play.
(c) To prove the ad campaign is a last-minute attempt to poison the atmosphere over Szyrk.
(d) To waste time.

Short Answer Questions

1. Basie says a newspaper report has raised hopes in Oscar's case, provided what?

2. In a complaint filed with U.S. District Court, SD, New York, September 30, 1990, Oscar L. Crease, Plaintiff vs. Erebus Entertainment, Inc., Ben B. F. Leva, Constantine Kiester a/k/a Jonathan Livingston (Siegal), and others, Defendants, alleges on or about July 1, 1977, plaintiff submits an original play entitled "Once at Antietam" to Kiester, then a television producer; Kiester returns said play with a note, saying what?

3. What does Oscar wonder about the movie's advertisement?

4. William longs to fight in the war, which Thomas says what?

5. What does Lily declare about Oscar's play so far?

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