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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 does Artie address while he is talking about the Pope?
(a) The audience.
(b) Ronnie.
(c) Bunny.
(d) Bananas.

2. In the dream Artie explains to Bananas, what do both he and the Pope do to her?
(a) Hurts her.
(b) Abandons her.
(c) Rejects her.
(d) Insults her.

3. What does Bunny claim that Artie was afraid of until he met her?
(a) Success.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Life.
(d) Monotony.

4. Who looks out of the bedroom at Artie and Bunny while they are talking?
(a) Bananas.
(b) Pope Paul.
(c) A military intelligence officer.
(d) Ronnie.

5. What is the character doing at the opening of the play?
(a) Pacing the stage.
(b) Sobbing uncontrollably.
(c) Playing the piano.
(d) Reciting a monologue.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bananas' dream represent about reality and delusion?

2. What does Artie say happened to him after he rescued Bananas from a rooftop in the middle of winter?

3. What is Bananas worried that the new house Artie has found for her to live in has?

4. What does Artie explain that the Pope is going to address while he is in Queens?

5. What is Bananas doing in the dream she explains to Artie that she frequently has?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ronnie believe about all of the people he has encountered in his life?

2. What is the second box that Ronnie returns from the bedroom with?

3. What makes Act II, Scene I, Part II farcical?

4. Billy explains to Artie that it is better when he imagines Artie in the audience than for Artie to actually be there. Is this reasonable?

5. What does Bunny tell the audience was the best part of the war movie Corrinna was in?

6. What does Artie shout offstage for?

7. How does Bunny convince Artie to call his friend Billy in California?

8. In his story, Ronnie explains that Billy came to Queens; what was Billy doing?

9. What is Ronnie's bomb a symbol for?

10. What does Bananas' story about being on the snowy rooftop foreshadow?

(see the answer keys)

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