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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. On what subject does Lenny ask Max for advice?
(a) Dating a girl
(b) Buying a used car
(c) Finding a new job
(d) Betting on a horse

2. Who, instead of Max, does Lenny say he should have asked for an answer to a question that's been bothering him?
(a) His dead mother
(b) Joey
(c) His father
(d) Teddy

3. In his first appearance in the play, Joey comes home and immediately asks a question about what?
(a) He asks if his brother is home.
(b) He asks where the newspaper is.
(c) He wonders if the roof has been repaired.
(d) He wonders if there is any food.

4. Who has fond memories of a father who played with him and took good care of him?
(a) Sam
(b) Max
(c) Joey
(d) Lenny

5. Which character has been on stage all through the first scene of the play?
(a) Lenny
(b) Sam
(c) Max
(d) Joey

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Sam's job?

2. What does Lenny say when Ruth asks how he knew the prostitute was diseased?

3. What does Lenny tell Ruth about a diseased prostitute?

4. How are Teddy and Ruth related to Max?

5. What does Lenny want Max to tell him?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Lenny first greets his brother, why does the conversation involve a clock?

2. What evidence do we have that Max dominates his brother Sam, as well as his own sons?

3. How does Max respond to Lenny's question about his conception?

4. After Lenny tells Ruth the story about a violent act he once committed, what story does he then tell Ruth about about an old woman?

5. Lenny says he envies Teddy for what reasons?

6. Throughout the play, Max verbally abuses his son Joey; give an example of this verbal abuse.

7. Which characters, although not seen onstage, are mentioned frequently throughout the play, and how is each related to Max?

8. When Teddy arrives at his family's home, what does he find unchanged?

9. What does Max say about his understanding of female horses?

10. Describe Max's attitude toward his brother Sam.

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