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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Oscar say his play has never been performed?
(a) Broadway only wants "tits and ass."
(b) He is too afraid to show it to a producer.
(c) He has yet to complete it.
(d) Broadway was never big enough for him.

2. After a lunch break accommodating Oscar's nap, Pai apologizes to Oscar for what?
(a) Any appearance of disrespect.
(b) Asking him so many questions.
(c) Yelling at him.
(d) Not formally introducing himself.

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

4. When Pai asks Oscar to read several passages and state whether he recognizes them, from where does Oscar acknowledge they come?
(a) Gower Champions' musical, 42nd Street.
(b) Eugene O'Neill's play, Ah Wilderness.
(c) Eugene O'Neill's dreary play, Mourning Becomes Electra.
(d) Kaufman and Hart's play, You Can't Take It With You.

5. When Thomas recalls viewing his opponent and himself, how does he see them?
(a) As together fighting death.
(b) As fighting for opposite causes.
(c) As fighting for victory.
(d) As two separate worlds colliding.

Short Answer Questions

1. Today's newspaper implicates what about the producer, Kiester?

2. Oscar sees Basie's point, but does not want what?

3. Why can Oscar not start an action for infringement against the historical society?

4. Oscar is not sure he will walk again and has been assured by Kevin, Lily's lawyer; his scar is what?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is explained about the slave, Israel? What are both the Major, Kane, and William's thoughts regarding this discussion?

2. What has happened because of Spot's death?

3. What do Pai and Oscar do after Oscar's nap?

4. How does Father uses religion in a court case?

5. How does the story end?

6. When Mother refuses to leave her broken-down farmhouse, what is the reasoning she gives to Thomas?

7. What takes place in Scene 2 of Oscar's play?

8. Why does Oscar want invasion of privacy added to his complaint? Why does he want to add this?

9. How is James B. bitten?

10. What does Basie notice when Oscar reads dialogue between Kane and Thomas about justice? How does Oscar respond?

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