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

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

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

4. What does Tobias offer to do?
(a) Buy dinner
(b) Speak to Doug
(c) Mow the lawn
(d) Check airfares

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the main female character?

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

3. Harry and Edna are ____________________.

4. How old is Agnes?

5. Who begins to pick little fights?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Julia's comments about the evening's dinner?

2. Why is Agnes and Tobias's daughter, Julia, coming home again?

3. What is the topic that supersedes Agnes's obsession with madness?

4. What reasons does Agnes give for lashing out at Claire?

5. What does Julia do when Tobias tries to get her to understand that she is responsible for her life?

6. What does Tobias offer to do for Julia in spite of her snide comments toward him?

7. How does Edna retaliate against Julia for her rude behavior?

8. What does Tobias say about his previous night?

9. How does Claire retaliate against Tobias for asking her about Alcoholics Anonymous?

10. What is the setting for Act 3 and which characters are present as the scene opens?

(see the answer keys)

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