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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. In which city does "The Homecoming" take place?
(a) Detroit
(b) Chicago
(c) London
(d) New York

2. Where does Lenny tell Ruth he thinks Teddy has been?
(a) America
(b) Sweden
(c) Switzerland
(d) Australia

3. Who is the only character left on stage at the end of Act I, Scene 2?
(a) Lenny
(b) Ruth
(c) Max
(d) Teddy

4. What does Max want Sam to do when Joey goes upstairs?
(a) Max wants Sam to agree with about his criticism of Joey.
(b) Max wants Sam to eat dinner with him.
(c) Max wants Sam to go upstairs.
(d) Max wants Sam to drive him to the drugstore.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Teddy tell Ruth about the house?

2. When he first arrives home, what does Teddy find out about his room?

3. What does Teddy take upstairs?

4. When does Max say that Sam will be out of the house?

5. Who, instead of Max, does Lenny say he should have asked for an answer to a question that's been bothering him?

Short Essay Questions

1. The first time Lenny is alone with Ruth, what kinds of personal information does he share with her?

2. Why does Lenny say he is angry at Ruth for calling him by his full name, Leonard?

3. Max threatens violence toward his son Lenny at different points in the play; give one example.

4. What story Lenny tells Ruth after he has asked to hold her hand?

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

6. What does Max mean when he uses the phrase "one flow of stinking pus after another?"

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

8. 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?

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

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

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