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

2. Pops tells Junior in Act 1, Scene 3 that Moms was his superior in every way except for what exception?
(a) Dishes.
(b) Cleaning.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Helping with homework.

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

4. How does Lieutenant Caro describe his current situation at work in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) "I'm about to be fired" (20).
(b) "I'm a glorified paper shuffler now" (20).
(c) "I'm back to being a beat cop now" (20).
(d) "I'm rising fast in the force" (20).

5. What does Lulu eat for breakfast in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Cake.
(b) Pudding.
(c) Cereal.
(d) Pie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Caro tell Pops in order to diffuse their conflict in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. What does Pops ask Lulu that upsets her in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. How does Lieutenant Caro describe Pops in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. What does Junior bring in from the apartment door when he enters in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Who is Oswaldo going to make amends with in Act 1, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the objects that Junior is carrying when he enters in Act 1, Scene 1?

2. What is significant about the nicknames characters use to refer to Pops in the play?

3. What is the status of Pops's family at the opening of the play?

4. How is Pops's race a factor in his circumstances with his former job?

5. Why is Pops involved with Lubenthal and Lubenthal?

6. How is the setting described for Act 1, Scene 2?

7. How is Pops' apartment described in the stage directions for Act 1?

8. Why do O'Connor and Caro attempt to convince Pops to drop the lawsuit in Act 1, Scene 3?

9. What are the main details of the lawsuit Pops is involved with?

10. What does Lulu "confess" to Pops in Act 1, Scene 2? How does he respond?

(see the answer keys)

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