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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 event is to occur at the Pollitt plantation that evening?
(a) Big Daddy's retirement party
(b) Big Daddy's birthday party
(c) Big Daddy's bon voyage party
(d) Big Daddy and Big Mama's anniversary party

2. What has Mae arranged for tonight's event?
(a) The children will entertain Big Daddy
(b) A caterer will serve hors d'ouevres
(c) A jazz band will be playing
(d) A pianist will entertain during cocktails

3. How does Brick feel about the upcoming event?
(a) He hopes he is well enough to attend
(b) He is looking forward to the event
(c) He bristles at the thought of a family event
(d) He has no intentions of going to the event

4. What does the doctor intend to tell Big Mama tonight?
(a) Which medications Big Daddy needs
(b) That she has cancer
(c) The truth about Big Daddy's disease
(d) That Big Daddy needs a vacation

5. Where is Brick hiding while Big Mama chastises Maggie?
(a) The veranda
(b) The bathroom
(c) The garage
(d) The den

Short Answer Questions

1. Who interrupts Brick and Maggie by pounding on the door?

2. What function does the setting also serve?

3. How many children does Mae have?

4. What is Mae's family background?

5. Why is the play's name attributed to that character?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Big Daddy believe about the relationship between Brick and Skipper?

2. Why does Maggie think Gooper thinks he is more socially advanced than the others?

3. What does Maggie say to Brick after everyone else has left their room?

4. Why has the subject of the inheritance risen in importance?

5. Give some examples of how the theme of truth is exhibited in this act?

6. How does Big Daddy react when Brick tells him of his medical prognosis?

7. What does Maggie say that creates the play's title?

8. What medicinal precautions does Doctor Baugh take before leaving the Pollitt home?

9. Who are the two main characters in the play?

10. What is the premise and the setting for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

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