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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 Charlie say that Da had been for all of Charlie's life?
(a) A nuisance.
(b) A millstone.
(c) A real inspiration.
(d) A blessing.

2. Who is Oliver?
(a) Charlie's friend.
(b) Drumm's father-in-law.
(c) Charlie's son.
(d) Charlie's boss.

3. What does Charlie tell Da about Mary?
(a) She was the oldest of ten children.
(b) He wanted to marry her.
(c) She was a straight-A student.
(d) Every boy in school wanted to be with her.

4. Charlie confronts Da, asking why he hadn't ever ____________________.
(a) gone back to church.
(b) divorced Mother.
(c) remarried.
(d) stopped Mother.

5. Da reappears and talks about the funeral and _________________.
(a) the neighbors.
(b) Charlie's suit.
(c) the weather.
(d) the Prime Minister.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Da" is an Irish term for ____________.

2. What does Mother tell Da to do with Young Charlie regarding the letter?

3. As an adult, Charlie angrily says that he shouldn't love Da because he ______________.

4. What is Mary doing when Young Charlie and Oliver appear?

5. Who appears just as Young Charlie and Mary are getting to know each other?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the memory of Charlie having the memory regarding his birth mother so significant?

2. What personal advice does Drumm give Charlie about his life?

3. What does it mean that Charlie doesn't talk to his Mother like he does to Da and Young Charlie?

4. How does the author use the lighthouse as a metaphor in this scene?

5. Describe Young Charlie's romantic overtures toward Mary.

6. Why does Charlie consider Da to be a millstone around his neck?

7. What information does Young Charlie overhear and how does he react to it?

8. How does Da make his first appearance in the play?

9. How does Charlie end the encounter with Mary?

10. From whose point of view are the memory scenes told?

(see the answer keys)

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