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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Agnes and Tobias's daughter?
(a) Juliette
(b) Jane
(c) Julia
(d) Julie

2. What does Claire say is the only thing Tobias has in common with his best friend?
(a) They both had an affair with the same woman one summer.
(b) They both have two daughters and two sons.
(c) They are both excellent golfers.
(d) They both drive the same kind of car.

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

4. Who perplexes Julia in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Doug
(b) Harry and Edna
(c) Sylvia
(d) Patrice

5. What is Agnes pondering as Act 1 begins?
(a) What it would be like to be a flight attendant.
(b) What it would be like to go mad.
(c) What she should wear to dinner tonight.
(d) What she should plant in the vegetable garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom has Agnes given away the item in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

3. Thomas had _______________ kill the cat.

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

5. Agnes leaves the room to call whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Thomas reminded of when asked to speak to Julia and her husband?

2. What special quality does Agnes feel she has regarding the family?

3. How does Julia serve as the tipping point for Tobias's tolerance?

4. What are Agnes and Tobias's main points when considering whether or not to ask Harry and Edna to leave?

5. How does Tobias respond when Julia picks on him?

6. What role does Agnes feel she has in Julia's continuing disappointments?

7. What shocking news does Harry share with Tobias in private?

8. How have Harry and Edna behaved since they have arrived at Agnes and Tobias's house?

9. What is the setting for Act 1 of A DELICATE BALANCE?

10. What is so shocking about Julia's return to the group in the living room?

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