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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 does Lenny tell Ruth about a diseased prostitute?
(a) Lenny says he lectured her.
(b) Lenny says he took her to a hospital.
(c) Lenny says he nearly beat her to death.
(d) Lenny says he was in love with her.
2. Abandoning his search for the scissors, Max lights a cigarette he has gotten from where?
(a) From Lenny's jacket
(b) From his pocket
(c) From the ashtray
(d) From the desk
3. How is Joey related to Sam?
(a) Sam is Joey's uncle.
(b) Sam and Joey are cousins.
(c) Sam and Joey are brothers.
(d) Sam is Joey's father.
4. What does Sam say to Max about why Sam helped take care of Jessie?
(a) Sam reminds Max that he was the only one Max trusted with Jessie.
(b) Sam says he helped Jessie because she was his sister.
(c) Sam tells Max he could afford to give Jessie money.
(d) Sam reminds Max that Jessie had trouble hearing.
5. Who is the only character left on stage at the end of Act I, Scene 2?
Short Answer Questions
1. In his first appearance in the play, Joey comes home and immediately asks a question about what?
2. Shortly after his arrival at the family home, what does Teddy offer Ruth?
3. Where did Sam get some cigars?
4. What does Lenny say he did to the old woman instead of helping her?
5. What does Teddy suggest to Ruth after they have been home awhile?
Short Essay Questions
1. Lenny says he envies Teddy for what reasons?
2. What is the relationship between Max and Rose and what two other characters have the same relationship?
3. How does Max respond to Lenny's question about his conception?
4. Describe Max's attitude toward his brother Sam.
5. Why does Lenny say he is angry at Ruth for calling him by his full name, Leonard?
6. When Teddy arrives at his family's home, what does he find unchanged?
7. Explain how Sam feels about his performance at work.
8. Which characters, although not seen onstage, are mentioned frequently throughout the play, and how is each related to Max?
9. What story Lenny tells Ruth after he has asked to hold her hand?
10. Max threatens violence toward his son Lenny at different points in the play; give one example.
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