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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. How much money did Fletcher win at cards, according to Don?
(a) Ninety dollars.
(b) Two thousand dollars.
(c) Sixty dollars.
(d) Four hundred dollars.

2. What time of day is it in the first scene of the play?
(a) Morning.
(b) Afternoon.
(c) Lunchtime.
(d) Late afternoon.

3. What does Teach want Don to teach him about coins?
(a) He's starting his own shop.
(b) He has a valuable coin.
(c) What to take, what not to take.
(d) He loves coins and wants to be an expert.

4. In Act I, how does Don define what business is?
(a) Hard work.
(b) Common sense, experience, and talent.
(c) A college degree.
(d) Commitment to a company.

5. In Act I, what does Teach mention about Bob that Don objects to?
(a) His drug use.
(b) His designer clothing.
(c) His age.
(d) His background in finance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Don says the coin collector will put the coins in his:

2. What is the setting of Act I?

3. Why does Teach need a nap?

4. What is the one thing Teach wants to make clear to Don before he leaves the shop in the morning?

5. How does Teach describe the bacon that he gets for breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the relationship between Ruthie and Grace described?

2. How did Don receive ninety dollars for the buffalo nickel?

3. Why does Teach need a nap in the final scene of Act I?

4. What time is Teach supposed to be back at the shop for the break in?

5. Why is Ruthie's phone call to Don important in diffusing the tense situation between Teach and Bob?

6. Why is Don so upset that Fletcher has not arrived in the evening?

7. What does Teach tell Don and Bob about the way Ruthie treated him at The Riverside?

8. Why does Teach hit Bob?

9. What does Don show about his business sense when Teach is quizzing him on the penny's value?

10. What kind of advice does Teach give Don about scouting out the coin collector's house?

(see the answer keys)

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