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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 is Amir’s specialization in law?
(a) Mergers and acquisitions.
(b) Criminal law.
(c) Intellectual property.
(d) Real estate and insurance.

2. How old was Amir when he knew Rivkah?
(a) Eighth grade.
(b) Sixth grade.
(c) Fourth grade.
(d) Tenth grade.

3. Who does Amir say Emily should get to pose for this portrait?
(a) His nephew.
(b) Her old boyfriend.
(c) Her brother.
(d) His cousin.

4. Why does it bother Abe to be called by the name Amir insists on calling him?
(a) Abe does not want to be reminded of his family back home.
(b) Abe wants to be more Americanized.
(c) Abe wants to honor his father with his new name.
(d) Abe does not want Emily to know he had changed his name.

5. How frequently does Amir say Mort appears at the office?
(a) A couple hours a week.
(b) A few times a month.
(c) A couple of days a week.
(d) A few hours a day.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the playwright characterize the tension between Amir and Emily in Isaac’s presence in Scene Two?

2. What authority does Abe refer to, in claiming that he can hide his religion?

3. How does Emily Amir characterize the subject of the painting she is basing her painting on?

4. What was it about the waiter that made Emily angry?

5. How does the text Amir is reading in Scene Two describe his speech?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Scene Two build on the resolution of Scene One, where Amir said that he would think about speaking for Imam Fareed?

2. How does “submission” factor into Islamic art, according to Emily in her discussion with Isaac?

3. What is Emily’s relationship with the Velázquez painting?

4. What is the juxtaposition we se, in the phone calls Amir takes, back-to-back, while Emily is painting him?

5. Why is there confusion over Abe’s name?

6. What is Amir’s relationship with Mort like?

7. As seen in Scene 2, what is Isaac’s importance to Emily?

8. How has Emily’s family handled her choice of men?

9. What does Emily mean when she invokes Goldman Sachs in the discussion about the imam?

10. What do we learn about Amir’s career when the phone rings, interrupting the painting session?

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