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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 Paulina say there is none of in the house?
(a) Mayonnaise.
(b) Mustard.
(c) Ham.
(d) Pickles.

2. What is heard from Roberto's room?
(a) Silence.
(b) A muffled cry.
(c) A gunshot.
(d) A scream.

3. What does Gerardo's wife ask him?
(a) Why he is coming home today and not tomorrow.
(b) What he has in his briefcase.
(c) Who drove him home.
(d) If he remembers about the party that night.

4. What happens after Gerardo and Paulina go to bed?
(a) They fall asleep with the light on.
(b) The phone rings.
(c) Someone drives up, gets out of a car, and knocks on the door.
(d) The water pipe in the bath breaks.

5. What does Roberto wish would happen to the people the commission ferrets out?
(a) That the truth will be learned from them.
(b) That they will be forgiven.
(c) That they go to prison for a long time.
(d) That they would all end up dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gerardo confess to Paulina with some coaxing?

2. Who is the first character on the stage in this scene?

3. What does Paulina tie to the chair?

4. Why did Gerardo lie to Paulina about the commission position?

5. One is one explanation for Paulina's actions to Roberto?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gerardo and Paulina talk about when they go outside?

2. What does Gerardo say when Paulina asks who was in the car?

3. Why does Gerardo plead with Roberto to confess?

4. What does Paulina finally say is the main thing she wants from Roberto?

5. What does Gerardo say Paulina remembers about her torture and how does Roberto respond?

6. What does Roberto finally say is his real purpose for stopping?

7. What does Roberto say about Paulina to Gerardo and how does Gerardo respond?

8. What does Paulina do after she locks her husband in their room?

9. What does Gerardo first do when he gets home?

10. How and when was Paulina arrested and what was she too afraid to do?

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