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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Julia's mother?
(a) Edna
(b) Sylvia
(c) Agnes
(d) Patrice

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

3. From what room do Harry and Edna emerge?
(a) Dining room
(b) Kitchen
(c) Bedroom
(d) Den

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

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

6. Overall, Tobias feels ____________ about Claire's life.
(a) Anger
(b) Joy
(c) Agitation
(d) Sadness

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

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

9. How old is Agnes?
(a) Late 50s
(b) Late 40s
(c) 30 something
(d) 20 ish

10. Which of the following does Tobias not joke with Agnes about regarding her sanity?
(a) He will move to Tucson.
(b) He will have her committed.
(c) He will have an affair.
(d) He will sell everything.

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

12. To whom has Agnes given away the item in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Julia
(b) Sylvia
(c) Tobias
(d) Harry and Edna

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Agnes given away in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. The people in the room are _____________ to see Harry and Edna with their coats on.

3. What does Tobias offer Claire when Agnes leaves the room?

4. Tobias ignores Julia's ______________.

5. Who is Julia's estranged husband?

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