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

2. How long does Teddy tell Lenny he will be staying?
(a) A few days
(b) A week
(c) As long as he needs to
(d) Overnight

3. What does Lenny tell Ruth about a diseased prostitute?
(a) Lenny says he took her to a hospital.
(b) Lenny says he lectured her.
(c) Lenny says he nearly beat her to death.
(d) Lenny says he was in love with her.

4. What reason does Sam give for believing that he is the best at his job?
(a) He works harder than anyone else.
(b) He doesn't take liberties.
(c) He doesn't make mistakes.
(d) He asks questions.

5. How does Max taunt Joey?
(a) Max says Joey has few skills for his sport.
(b) Max says Joey is overweight.
(c) Max says Joey has no girlfriends.
(d) Max says Joey will never have a good job.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lenny tell Ruth he had been asked to help an old woman with?

2. In which city does "The Homecoming" take place?

3. What does Lenny ask Ruth to do?

4. Who was Jessie?

5. When Max comes downstairs, what does he say woke him?

Short Essay Questions

1. During the argument over the glass of water, what does Ruth dare Lenny to do?

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

3. When Max comes downstairs complaining of noise, what kind of an explanation does Lenny give?

4. What conflicting information does Max give about MacGregor (his father)?

5. What is the relationship between Max and Rose and what two other characters have the same relationship?

6. Who is Jessie and what do we learn about her at the beginning of the play?

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

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

9. 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?

10. Explain how Sam feels about his performance at work.

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