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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. 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 going to the hospital.
(c) They are divorcing.
(d) They are moving to Europe.

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

3. According to Agnes, it is ruined love and _____________________ that make her lash out at Claire.
(a) lost chances
(b) bad debts
(c) extramarital affairs
(d) alcoholism

4. According to Tobias, Agnes will be the ________________ to plunge into any depths of madness.
(a) first
(b) sanest
(c) last
(d) craziest

5. According to Claire, _____________ is preferable to loss of love.
(a) injury
(b) death
(c) mental illness
(d) illness

Short Answer Questions

1. Tobias is tired of Julia showing up at the house with __________________.

2. Tobias asks Claire why she does not go back to _______________________.

3. How many times have Harry and Edna emerged?

4. What does Agnes vow to get from Julia?

5. Claire asks Tobias why he no longer has _________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the veneer of Tobias's ability to love.

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

4. What prompts the unexpected arrival of Edna and Harry?

5. What does Agnes consider to be a woman's responsibility in a marriage?

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

7. What is the state of Agnes and Tobias's marriage?

8. What incident serves as some comedic relief during another one of Julia's whining episodes?

9. How does Claire respond to Tobias asking her about Alcoholics Anonymous?

10. What does Agnes cite as the beginning of her marriage to Tobias?

(see the answer keys)

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