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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 Goldberg say is essential for a man to do in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Be good at your job.
(b) Be rich.
(c) Be in love.
(d) Stay in control.

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

3. Who does Goldberg tell Meg he had previously spoke with when they first meet?
(a) Lulu.
(b) Stanley.
(c) Petey.
(d) McCann.

4. What does Goldberg say he shared with a young woman behind a stadium?
(a) Their love.
(b) A meal.
(c) A kiss.
(d) Watched a sunset.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Part 1, what does Stanley tell McCann he would be doing soon?

2. Which of the following descriptions were not given to Stanley when he first comes down the stairs?

3. Complete this sentence by Goldberg: "I mean naturally they ________ me to take care of it."

4. What does Stanley try and figure out while talking to McCann in Act 2, Part 1?

5. When does Stanley tell McCann that his birthday really is?

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 happens after Stanley is caught in a compromising position with Lulu near the end of Act 2, Part 3?

4. What does Stanley tell McCann in regard to his birthday in Act 2, Part 1?

5. What does Goldberg tell Lulu he used to do every day before going home to his wife?

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

7. How does Stanley react when Meg asks for a kiss?

8. Describe the events that interrupt the argument between McCann, Goldberg and Stanley at the end of Act 2, Part 2.

9. At the beginning of the play, what is the nature of Stanley and Meg's conversation regarding breakfast?

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

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