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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why has Harry long been estranged from his father?
(a) He does not like his father's career choice.
(b) Because of his unprofitable interest in theology and poetry.
(c) They argued over a decade ago and refused to apologize.
(d) His father never made enough money.

2. What will Father believe Oscar has done to Grandfather?
(a) Honored his memory.
(b) Exploited him and fed the flames of impeachment.
(c) Told a bold-faced lie about his grandfather.
(d) Written a beautiful play in his memory.

3. Who is the "Murderer" being burnt in effigy?
(a) Harry.
(b) Grandfather.
(c) Father.
(d) Mother.

4. What does J. Harret Ruth share with Senator Orney Bilk?
(a) A desire to support Father in his courtroom.
(b) A desire to become judges in the appeals court.
(c) A desire to rule the world.
(d) A desire to see Father rejected for the appeals court.

5. In the morning, how does Christina find Oscar?
(a) In a tuxedo.
(b) Dressed in one of Father's suits and smoking for the first time in 20 years.
(c) Asleep on the couch.
(d) In his pajamas, as usual.

6. What does the district judge think about Oscar's case?
(a) There is no basis for unjust enrichment or fraud.
(b) It is boring and a waste of his time.
(c) It has a strong chance of winning.
(d) It is unbelievable how similar the movie and play are.

7. Why is Lily spooked by the clerk's many trips to the bathroom and the sound of trickling?
(a) He does not close the door.
(b) It makes her need to use the restroom.
(c) It reminds her of her lump.
(d) She is disgusted.

8. Why will the state do nothing to help Oscar with his legal fees, according to Harry?
(a) The law profession is self-regulating.
(b) The state does not have the money to help him.
(c) It is Oscar's responsibility to pay his fees.
(d) Oscar is the one to have accumulated them.

9. What does Kiester do regarding Oscar's script when undertaking a Civil War epic?
(a) Says he remembers reading it.
(b) Denies any recollection.
(c) Kept a copy of the play for himself.
(d) Remembers all the details from reading the play many years ago.

10. The medical reports verify drowning as the proximate cause of death, so what are the jurors supposed to do?
(a) How deep the water was.
(b) Decide if there are any intervening causes within the defendant's control, which would make him liable for the death.
(c) Decide if the boy did in fact drown.
(d) If the boy had any medical conditions.

11. In the morning, about what does Oscar read?
(a) His case being dismissed.
(b) A drop in interest rates.
(c) His wildfires in California.
(d) The injuries, arrests, and a nationwide outpouring of grief for Spot.

12. What is the right hand side of the story?
(a) Kane hounding Thomas about justice and moral rectitude leading him deeper into his dilemma, and Bagby blackmailing him for 4,000 years of Christian guilt.
(b) The runaway slave, the invisible man haunting Thomas (and the entire play).
(c) Thomas's trip north to take care of his uncle's property.
(d) There is no right hand side of Oscar's story.

13. Why is Oscar upset by this news?
(a) He will only be able to cover his legal bills.
(b) He will cover his bills but will not make a profit.
(c) He will not receive enough to cover his legal bills and no longer has Harry's advice.
(d) He will be highly taxed on this reward.

14. Why does Oscar fail to notice Lily's new hairdo?
(a) Her hairdo is not very different.
(b) She is standing behind him.
(c) He is engrossed in a cartoon.
(d) He is asleep.

15. How does Christina feel about living with Oscar?
(a) Getting used to him.
(b) She wants him to move in permanently.
(c) She enjoys being with her brother.
(d) Near her wits' end.

Short Answer Questions

1. Christina decides to drive out and asks Harry to phone Sam or Basie to have them contact Oscar. Why can Harry not accompany her?

2. What concerns Lily about the house, if Oscar does not care for it?

3. How much is Father's estate worth?

4. Why are the Judge's ashes in a coffee can?

5. How does Jerry want to change the character of Kane, which would also put Broadway audiences in Oscar's hands?

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