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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With whom does the person in #67 pick fights?
(a) Tobias
(b) Sylvia
(c) Agnes
(d) Harry

2. Tobias recalls ______________ who stopped loving him.
(a) his mother
(b) a cat
(c) his brother
(d) his first wife

3. Tobias asks Claire why she does not go back to _______________________.
(a) Church
(b) Italy
(c) Alcoholics Anonymous
(d) Her own home

4. Why does Agnes ask Tobias to speak to Julia and her husband?
(a) To give them investment advice.
(b) To tell them not to come.
(c) To invite them for dinner.
(d) To see if the marriage can be saved.

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

6. Surprisingly, Doug is even against whom?
(a) Patrice
(b) Sylvia
(c) Agnes
(d) Tobias

7. Why do Agnes's actions upset Julia?
(a) She knew she was coming home.
(b) She needs the money herself.
(c) She was not asked first.
(d) She wanted to keep the photos.

8. Agnes feels that going mad would be very _______________.
(a) scary
(b) liberating
(c) idealistic
(d) appropriate

9. What does Tobias tell Julia the he and Agnes have?
(a) a proposal for her
(b) unconditional love for her
(c) real emotions and limits
(d) a terminal illness

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

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

12. 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 it would be like to be a flight attendant.
(d) What she should plant in the vegetable garden.

13. What is Tobias's response to what Agnes says about "when it will begin"?
(a) He grasps what she means instantly.
(b) He doesn't understand what she means.
(c) He gets it after thinking about it for a few minutes.
(d) He refuses to validate it.

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

15. Who is the main male character?
(a) Tobias
(b) Terence
(c) Thomas
(d) Timothy

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting for Act 1?

2. Who overhears what Agnes has been saying about Claire?

3. Who does Tobias attempt to defend all the time?

4. What is the format of A DELICATE BALANCE?

5. Agnes leaves the room to call whom?

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