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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 Stanley is, which is odd for someone on their birthday?
(a) Young.
(b) Silly.
(c) Sad.
(d) Depressed.

2. Who suggests that they throw Stanley a party?
(a) Meg.
(b) McCann.
(c) Petey.
(d) Goldberg.

3. What nickname does Goldberg say him mother called him?
(a) Jo.
(b) Nat.
(c) Simey.
(d) Stan.

4. What is the name of the town Stanley says he used to live?
(a) Basingstoke.
(b) Troubadour.
(c) Santaigo.
(d) Dublin.

5. What does Stanley tell McCann about Meg to explain her celebrating his birthday early?
(a) She is silly.
(b) She is crazy.
(c) She is happy.
(d) She is nice.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Goldberg say he and Petey were discussing in Act 2, Part 1?

3. What time does Goldberg say the party will start?

4. What does McCann show gratitude to Goldberg for in Act 1, Part 2?

5. What is the first character to appear in Act 1, Part 1 carrying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Meg say about breakfast at the beginning of Act 3, Part 1?

2. Describe Stanley's appearance when he is brought downstairs in the final scene.

3. In what way do McCann and Goldberg say Stanley doesn't exist?

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

5. What is the nature of Goldberg and McCann's conversation regarding Stanley in the final scene?

6. How does Meg act when she hears someone coming down the stairs in Act 3, Part 1?

7. How does Stanley react after McCann and Goldberg continue to interrogate him near the end of Act 2, Part 2?

8. What is the nature of Meg and Petey's conversation regarding Stanley at the beginning of Act 3, Part 1?

9. What does Petey say was the nature of his and Goldberg's conversation while outside in Act 2, Part 1?

10. Describe the interaction between Stanley and Meg when she asks for a cigarette.

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