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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Tobias tells Agnes that she _________________________.
(a) is tipping toward madness.
(b) is the sanest person he knows.
(c) should lose a bit of weight.
(d) is his best friend.

2. The people in the room are _____________ to see Harry and Edna with their coats on.
(a) angry
(b) sad
(c) happy
(d) puzzled

3. Who begins to pick little fights?
(a) Agnes
(b) Julia
(c) Tobias
(d) Edna

4. Who is Julia's husband?
(a) Dennis
(b) Donald
(c) David
(d) Douglas

5. What do the people in the room say to Harry and Edna?
(a) Don't be a stranger
(b) Thanks for coming
(c) Goodbye
(d) Hurry back

6. Harry and Edna give no real reason for _______________________.
(a) their choice of charities
(b) their sudden appearance at the house
(c) their childlessness
(d) their alternative lifestyle

7. What is the location of the play?
(a) Desert
(b) Mountains
(c) City
(d) Suburbs

8. What surprise information do Harry and Edna share with the people in the room?
(a) They are moving to Europe.
(b) They are divorcing.
(c) They are going to the hospital.
(d) They will return within a couple hours.

9. Why does the character in #67 begin to pick fights?
(a) Over bad debts
(b) Over finances
(c) Over some perceived slights
(d) Over marital choices

10. What does Tobias offer Claire when Agnes leaves the room?
(a) Cigarette
(b) Chair
(c) Drink
(d) Joint

11. What is Agnes pondering as Act 1 begins?
(a) What it would be like to go mad.
(b) What she should wear to dinner tonight.
(c) What she should plant in the vegetable garden.
(d) What it would be like to be a flight attendant.

12. What does Tobias tell Julia she can no longer do?
(a) have an affair
(b) show up at the house in a bad emotional state
(c) have an affair
(d) spend so much money

13. Claire wonders aloud about _______________________.
(a) Edna's bad haircut
(b) things she has to do tomorrow
(c) when it would begin
(d) Harry's bad manners

14. Why do Harry and Edna emerge?
(a) To get a suitcase from the car
(b) To go to the bathroom
(c) To make a request
(d) To turn down the thermostat

15. Agnes leaves the room to call whom?
(a) Jane
(b) Julia
(c) Julie
(d) Juliette

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Agnes, it is ruined love and _____________________ that make her lash out at Claire.

2. According to Julia, Doug is opposed to _______________.

3. Who enters the room and joins in the current conversation?

4. Overall, Tobias feels ____________ about Claire's life.

5. How many times have Harry and Edna emerged?

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