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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Tobias ignores Julia's ______________.
(a) streaked hair
(b) piercings
(c) cruelty
(d) tattoos

2. Thomas had _______________ kill the cat.
(a) the vet
(b) a neighbor kid
(c) his uncle
(d) his brother

3. Who leaves the room during a conversation?
(a) Doug
(b) Tobias
(c) Julia
(d) Agnes

4. Who does not understand Agnes's actions in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Harry
(b) Julia
(c) Sylvia
(d) Tobias

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

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

7. Where are Harry and Edna staying in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Edna's sister's house
(b) The Hyatt
(c) Tobias's mother's home
(d) Agnes and Tobias's house

8. Julia thinks that Tobias's attempts to talk to Doug would be ______________.
(a) pointless
(b) helpful
(c) appreciated
(d) an intrusion

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

10. When does Agnes plan to speak to Julia?
(a) When they are alone.
(b) When Julia goes home.
(c) At the theater.
(d) Over cocktails.

11. Why are Harry and Edna going home?
(a) To check on the stove
(b) To get their mail
(c) To get a few things
(d) To water the plants

12. Who enters the room and joins in the current conversation?
(a) Doug
(b) Harry
(c) Edna
(d) Agnes

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

14. How many times has Julia been married?
(a) 2
(b) 1
(c) 3
(d) 4

15. To what city does Tobias say he will move because it is sunny all the time?
(a) Orlando
(b) Los Angeles
(c) San Diego
(d) Tucson

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Agnes pondering as Act 1 begins?

2. According to Tobias, Agnes will be the ________________ to plunge into any depths of madness.

3. What is Tobias's response to what Agnes says about "when it will begin"?

4. Which of the following does Tobias not joke with Agnes about regarding her sanity?

5. Who is Agnes's sister?

(see the answer keys)

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