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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 calls Beatrice at the end of Act 1?
(a) Dr. Berg, Nanny's physician.
(b) Dr. Berg, the school psychologist.
(c) Dr. Berg, Beatrice's psychologist.
(d) Dr. Berg, the school principal.
2. What excuse does Ruth give for getting out of gym class?
(a) Her skull was growing.
(b) Her sister needed her.
(c) Her legs hurt.
(d) Her lipstick had rubbed off.
3. What substance does Nanny spill?
(a) Hot water.
(b) Plant food.
(c) Nail polish remover.
4. What is Beatrice wearing when she makes her entrance in Act 1?
(a) An evening gown.
(b) A bathing suit.
(c) A bathrobe.
(d) Jean overalls.
5. Tillie's classmates laugh at her at which of the following school events?
(a) A pep rally.
(b) A school play.
(c) A soccer game.
(d) A science assembly.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following statements best summarizes the final scene of Act 1?
2. What does Beatrice do in the first act to distract Ruth and avoid being upset?
3. Nanny is also described as:
4. What is Beatrice wearing in her recurring nightmare?
5. What does Beatrice read about in the newspaper?
Short Essay Questions
1. Does Nanny know what has transpired in the Hunsdorfer home in Act 2? Are there any similarities between Nanny and Beatrice?
2. Is Beatrice of sound mind?
3. What does Beatrice discuss with Mr. Goodman during their phone conversation in the first scene of Act 1?
4. During Beatrice's second phone conversation with Mr. Goodman, what concerns does she express about Tillie's science project?
5. What does Tillie's monologue in the first scene of Act 1 reveal about the girl?
6. Does Beatrice respect Nanny? Support your answer with examples.
7. What news does Ruth share with Beatrice at the end of Act 1?
8. Is Beatrice content with her life?
9. What does Beatrice do to calm Ruth when she is hysterical?
10. Compare Ruth's attitude toward Tillie at the beginning of Act 1 to the end of Act 1.
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