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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Agnes vow to get from Julia?
(a) Borrowed clothes
(b) Full story of her marriage problems
(c) Grandchildren
(d) Loan payments

2. Where are Harry and Edna going?
(a) Home
(b) Church
(c) Hospital
(d) Movies

3. According to Tobias, Agnes will be the ________________ to plunge into any depths of madness.
(a) last
(b) sanest
(c) craziest
(d) first

4. The tone between Agnes and Claire can be characterized as ________________________.
(a) empathetic
(b) tolerant
(c) sympathetic
(d) sarcastic

5. What does Tobias give Julia?
(a) A warning about her behavior
(b) A loan
(c) Some old photos
(d) A car

6. Harry and Edna make a request for ______________.
(a) DVDs
(b) sandwiches
(c) more blankets
(d) clean towels

7. Who does Tobias attempt to defend all the time?
(a) Annie
(b) Claire
(c) Maddox
(d) Sylvia

8. According to Claire, _____________ is preferable to loss of love.
(a) death
(b) mental illness
(c) illness
(d) injury

9. What does Agnes worry about more than she worries about going mad?
(a) Her sister-in-law, Claire
(b) Her best friend, Claire
(c) Her daughter, Claire
(d) Her sister, Claire

10. What is the relationship between Agnes and Tobias?
(a) Married
(b) Separated
(c) In-laws
(d) Brother and sister

11. Where is Claire staying?
(a) With Agnes and Tobias
(b) At her brother's house
(c) At a bed and breakfast
(d) At a hotel

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

13. Why are the people in the room happy to see Harry and Edna wearing their coats?
(a) They are going to pick up some things for dinner.
(b) They are going out to see a movie.
(c) They have encouraged them to take a walk.
(d) They think they are leaving.

14. Why can Agnes not go mad?
(a) She can't stand psychiatrists.
(b) She simply doesn't have time.
(c) She couldn't stay in a hospital.
(d) She's afraid of what would happen to Tobias.

15. What simile does Tobias use to describe Julia's failed marriage?
(a) deflated balloon
(b) rag doll
(c) flopped souffle
(d) whipped pup

Short Answer Questions

1. Tobias recalls ______________ who stopped loving him.

2. Who does not understand Agnes's actions in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. With whom does the person in #67 pick fights?

4. When does Agnes plan to speak to Julia?

5. Tobias is tired of Julia showing up at the house with __________________.

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