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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 think they are leaving.
(c) They are going out to see a movie.
(d) They have encouraged them to take a walk.

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

3. Harry and Edna are ____________________.
(a) leaving in a couple hours
(b) getting a divorce
(c) the life of any party
(d) shut up in the bedroom

4. Tobias tells Julia that her parents are not _________________.
(a) simply her parents
(b) a bottomless pit of money
(c) her whipping boys
(d) proud of her

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

6. What has Agnes given away in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Old photos
(b) Money
(c) Julia's room
(d) Old clothes

7. According to Agnes, if you can entertain the idea of going mad, ________________________________.
(a) there is probably not any danger of it happening.
(b) you are certainly mad.
(c) you are in some jeopardy of going over the edge.
(d) you are probably mad.

8. According to Julia, Doug is opposed to _______________.
(a) healthcare reform
(b) underage drinking
(c) Democrats
(d) everything

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

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

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

12. What does Julia consider Tobias to be now?
(a) Heroic
(b) Nuisance
(c) Inessential
(d) Inspirational

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does the character in #67 begin to pick fights?

3. Who is Julia's mother?

4. What does Claire say is the only thing Tobias has in common with his best friend?

5. What is the relationship between Agnes and Tobias?

(see the answer keys)

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