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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 two roles must be played by the same actress in Jack, or The Submission?
(a) Jack and Jacqueline.
(b) Mother Jack and Father Jack.
(c) Roberta I and Roberta II.
(d) Father Robert and Mother Robert.

2. What does Jack say which causes his family to rush into his room with joy?
(a) "I love you--please come back!"
(b) "I am an unworthy pig!"
(c) "I'm going to the diner!"
(d) "I adore hashed brown potatoes!"

3. What does the old woman say her son accused them of killing in The Chairs?
(a) Cats.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Birds.
(d) Horses.

4. What is the third guest's husband's occupation in The Chairs?
(a) Photo-engraver.
(b) Colonel.
(c) Painter.
(d) Doctor.

5. How much time per day does the old man devote to working on his message in The Chairs?
(a) Six hours.
(b) Five hours.
(c) Ten hours.
(d) Two hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the old man's brother say he had, which led to their breaking apart in The Chairs?

2. In The Chairs, what does the old woman offer the first arrival offstage?

3. What expression does Jack blurt out in an aside after the entrance of Roberta?

4. What do the old woman and old man claim his job to be in The Chairs?

5. In The Chairs. who is the second guest who arrives?

Short Essay Questions

1. What story does the old man tell the old woman in The Chairs? How does it end?

2. Describe the arrival of the emperor in The Chairs.

3. Once the guests stop arriving, what does the couple do in The Chairs?

4. What happens when Roberta's veil is lifted in Jack, or The Submission?

5. What is Jack's reaction upon seeing Roberta II?

6. How does Roberta II seduce Jack?

7. What actually happens at the end of Jack, or The Submission?

8. In what way does the old woman's flattery contradict itself in The Chairs?

9. Describe the main characters' interaction with their first guest in The Chairs.

10. How is the absurdism different in The Chairs than the other plays?

(see the answer keys)

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