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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. How many men visit the Colonel for dinner?
(a) 3.
(b) 6.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

2. In "Subtotals," a man is obsessed with which of the following?
(a) Diseases.
(b) Tennis.
(c) Counting things.
(d) Insects.

3. What animal attacks the trainer?
(a) Jaguar.
(b) Elephant.
(c) Monkey.
(d) Bear.

4. "A Public Denial" is about a man wanting to clear up an ugly rumor about his ______.
(a) Wife.
(b) Mother.
(c) Grandfather.
(d) Sister.

5. One of the cats ruins which item?
(a) Crossword puzzle.
(b) Couch.
(c) Sweater.
(d) Sports section.

Short Answer Questions

1. What household fixture begins to cause problems?

2. in "The Father," a family questions the appearance of a new _____.

3. What is the name of the girl's sister, who is a nun?

4. The bears are touring what country?

5. What is the name of the lead male character in "Everything is Green?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the life of the young girl in "The Restraints."

2. Explain the goal of the stones in the desert.

3. "The Father" discusses the birth of a new baby and the family resemblance. What opinions are voiced?

4. Why do the man and his young lover have such varying opinions on what they see in "Everything is Green?"

5. What is the accident that injures Jimmy? What happens after the accident?

6. Discuss what might happen after the owner finds the dead rabbit in "Here's Another Ending."

7. Discuss the findings of the parents in "The Sewers of Salt Lake."

8. Girl: Discuss some of the items that the girl must learn to do in the home.

9. How does the therapist behave in an unprofessional manner?

10. In "The Cage," a man is trapped with no way to get free under his own power. Explain what happens that what it might mean.

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