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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 McCann say Goldberg's real name is?
(a) Simon.
(b) John.
(c) Nat.
(d) Leonard.

2. What does McCann repeatedly and nervously ask Goldberg regarding the boardinghouse at the beginning of Act 1, Part 2?
(a) If this was the right place.
(b) If they were in the right city.
(c) If they had the right person.
(d) If they had to go in.

3. What does Stanley say in regards to the people talking outside that makes him irritable?
(a) What they are talking about.
(b) Why they won't leave.
(c) Why they won't come inside.
(d) Why they are there.

4. Why does Stanley suddenly grab McCann's arm in Act 2, Part 1?
(a) To hurt him.
(b) To get him to listen to him.
(c) To tickle him.
(d) To joke with him.

5. How does Stanley describe his second course of breakfast to Meg?
(a) Tasty.
(b) Succulent.
(c) Old.
(d) Stale.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Goldberg tell Meg he had previously spoke with when they first meet?

2. What does Stanley complain about after coming down the stairs in Act 1, Part 1?

3. What does McCann say Stanley is, which is odd for someone on their birthday?

4. What is the relationship between Meg and Petey in the play?

5. Who suggests that they throw Stanley a party?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interaction between Lulu and Stanley at the end of Act 1, Part 1.

2. Describe the interaction between Goldberg and Stanley at the beginning of Act 2, Part 2.

3. What is the nature of Goldberg and Petey's discussion of Stanley's glasses in Act 3, Part 1?

4. How are the lights described at the beginning of the birthday party?

5. Describe how McCann and Goldberg act towards Stanley when he asks for his glasses back?

6. How does Stanley react when McCann and Goldberg say he doesn't exist?

7. Describe the interaction between Goldberg and Lulu in Act 3, Part 2.

8. Describe McCann as he comes downstairs in Act 3, Part 1.

9. What does Meg tell the two gentlemen about Stanley during their first meeting?

10. Who is the only character to emerge from the play with his/her delusions intact?

(see the answer keys)

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