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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 show gratitude to Goldberg for in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) His support.
(b) His sincerity.
(c) His niceness.
(d) His hospitality.

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

3. What is the relationship between Meg and Petey in the play?
(a) Brother and sister.
(b) Friends.
(c) Roommates.
(d) Husband and wife.

4. What type of room does Meg say she has for the men coming to stay in their boardinghouse?
(a) Clean.
(b) Lovely.
(c) Tidy.
(d) Nice.

5. Finish this sentence by Goldberg: "For a paper, perhaps, to see how the M.C.C. was getting on _______."
(a) Overseas.
(b) Away.
(c) Uptown.
(d) Today.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose name makes Stanley react with concern in Act 1, Part 2?

2. Where does McCann sit at the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?

3. Why does Meg say she wishes Stanley would play music for them that day when first meeting Goldberg and McCann?

4. What is the name of the person who brings in the parcel at the end of the first part?

5. What does Stanley tell Meg he is considering accepting a contract for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the interaction between Meg and the two gentlemen when they first meet.

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

3. What does Meg say regarding the black car?

4. Describe Goldberg's speech in regards to the principles he believes in.

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

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

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

8. What is the nature of Goldberg's compliments to Meg at the beginning of Act 2, Part 3?

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

10. What is the nature of Meg and Petey's conversation regarding two potential borders near the beginning of the first act?

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