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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. When does he realize he does not need to drink anymore?
(a) After attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
(b) When he turned forty.
(c) One day when he woke up.
(d) When he gave up on old pipe dreams.

2. Why do Rocky and Chuck leave?
(a) To buy gifts.
(b) To see what the noise is.
(c) To call the authorities on Parritt.
(d) To buy more alcohol.

3. What does Joe challenge all the others to do?
(a) Be kind to one another.
(b) Stop talking about Hickey.
(c) Respect him.
(d) Have a drinking competition.

4. Why do they sit down by Rocky?
(a) To hand over the proceeds of their night's work.
(b) They are friends with Rocky.
(c) He will buy them a drink.
(d) To catch up on the gossip they have missed.

5. What does Hickey do with the regulars' various pipe dreams?
(a) He counsels them on them.
(b) He tells them to forget their pipe dreams.
(c) He lists them.
(d) He taunts them about their pipe dreams.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what did Jimmy report?

2. What has Hickey been hinting to Cora and Chuck?

3. What does Jimmy absolutely believe will happen to him?

4. How does Hickey feel now that he does not have pipe dreams?

5. What are Margie and Pearl doing to assist?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hickey encourage the down-and-outers to do? What is the result of his encouragement?

2. What does Joe recall about the days when he ran a successful gambling house?

3. What does Harry do after storming out of the bar?

4. What happens when Hickey calls the girls whores?

5. How does Evelyn feel about Hickey?

6. How is the argument diffused?

7. What is Hickey's response to Harry comment after the toast? How does this change Harry?

8. What takes place between Larry and Parritt?

9. What do some of the characters think about Hickey?

10. What does Hickey do after he encourages the others to keep drinking?

(see the answer keys)

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