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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 Petey excuse himself to do at the end of Act 2, Part 1?
(a) Tend to his garden.
(b) Play poker.
(c) Meet friends.
(d) Play chess.

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

3. Who comes in the room during McCann and Stanley conversation in Act 2, Part 1?
(a) Petey and Meg.
(b) Lulu and Goldberg.
(c) Lulu and Meg.
(d) Goldberg and Petey.

4. What does Petey leave the house without doing that leaves Meg aghast in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Reading his paper.
(b) Drinking his tea.
(c) Cleaning his dish.
(d) Kissing her goodbye.

5. What is Stanley invited to by the person who brings in the parcel?
(a) To a restaurant.
(b) To a picnic.
(c) On a date.
(d) To a bar.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Meg give Stanley for his second course at breakfast?

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

3. What does Goldberg suggest McCann go out and get at the end of Act 2, Part 1?

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

5. What does Meg brag to Goldberg and McCann about regarding Stanley?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Stanley say in regards to piano playing in Act 1, Part 1?

3. Describe Meg and Petey's conversation at the beginning of the play.

4. Describe the interaction between McCann and Lulu when he enters the room in Act 3, Part 2.

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

6. Describe the game the members of the birthday party play.

7. How does Stanley react when Meg gives him fried bread?

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

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

10. How does Goldberg act when Lulu enters the room in Act 2, Part 3?

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