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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the punchline of the gorilla joke in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) "At these prices I'm not surprised!" (16).
(b) "Well what do you know!" (16).
(c) "Well thanks for asking!" (16).
(d) "Well I'm on my ways back out!" (16).

2. What does O'Connor comment that Lulu calls Pops in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Grampa.
(b) Dad.
(c) Old Man.
(d) Big Daddy.

3. What does Junior bring in from the apartment door when he enters in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) A poster for a movie.
(b) A letter from his sister.
(c) A notice from the landlord.
(d) A flyer for a pizza joint.

4. With whom does Lulu say she has an understanding in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her Higher Power.
(c) Her father.
(d) Oswaldo.

5. What does Lulu say the horizon looks like to her in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) A fairytale.
(b) A foreign land.
(c) A stage.
(d) A movie set.

6. How does Lieutenant Caro describe Pops in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) "One of the great ones" (20).
(b) "A glorified dictator of the beat" (20).
(c) "A wild one" (20).
(d) "A retired old sod" (20).

7. What does the gorilla order at the bar in the joke from Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) A banana.
(b) A banana daquiri.
(c) A martini.
(d) A White Russian.

8. Who tells the joke about the gorilla in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Detective O'Connor.
(b) Junior.
(c) Pops.
(d) Lieutenant Caro.

9. Who played Oswaldo in the original production of Between Riverside and Crazy?
(a) Stephen McKinley Henderson.
(b) Victor Almanzar.
(c) Austin Pendleton.
(d) Ron Cephas Jones.

10. Why does Pops refuse to take rent money from Oswaldo in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Because he considers him a guest.
(b) Because Oswaldo is his son.
(c) Because Oswaldo is his brother.
(d) Because he owes Oswaldo money.

11. How much money does the bartender charge the gorilla for his drink in the joke from Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) $20.
(b) $25.
(c) $10.
(d) $15.

12. What does Oswaldo offer Pops to eat in the opening of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Almonds.
(b) Cupcakes.
(c) Pie.
(d) Cereal.

13. When do the stage directions indicate that Pops's wife died?
(a) On Mother's Day.
(b) Just before Christmas.
(c) On New Year's Eve.
(d) Just before Easter.

14. When was the rental rate set on Pops's apartment?
(a) 1989.
(b) 1978.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1983.

15. What does O'Connor attempt to convince Pops to do during her visit in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) To move to Staten Island.
(b) To come back to work.
(c) To give up his civil lawsuit.
(d) To sell his car.

Short Answer Questions

1. What television show does the playwright cite in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Why is Pops in conflict with the landlord of his apartment building?

3. What profession does Caro say his father had in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. In Act 1, Scene 3, what does Pops claim the man who shot him called him?

5. At what time of day does Act 1, Scene 3 open?

(see the answer keys)

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