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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gross do with the letter?
(a) He burns it.
(b) He reads it out loud.
(c) He ignores it.
(d) He throws it away.

2. What does the item that Gross is carrying in Act 1, Scene 5 symbolize?
(a) His lack of enthusiasm for his new position.
(b) His intolerance for Ptydepe.
(c) His desire to hold onto whatever power he has left.
(d) His addiction to coffee.

3. What habit does Hana have that prevents her from doing work?
(a) She talks too much.
(b) She is always late.
(c) She combs her hair.
(d) She asks too many questions.

4. Who does Gross attempt to persuade in order to bypass authorization?
(a) Ballas.
(b) Maria.
(c) Stroll.
(d) Helena.

5. What is Savant's primary responsibility as the Ptydepeist?
(a) Modifying Ptydepe for each department.
(b) Reporting anyone who is not using Ptydepe.
(c) Translating all existing memos into Ptydepe.
(d) Making sure Ptydepe is used correctly.

6. What does Gross carry with him throughout Scene 2?
(a) A pen and paper.
(b) A roll.
(c) The memorandum.
(d) The new log book.

7. Ballas and the higher-ups manipulate Gross in order to bring what to the company?
(a) A more efficient system.
(b) Progress.
(c) Ptydepe.
(d) Less paperwork.

8. What is the goal of the higher-ups in explaining the necessity for Ptydepe?
(a) To change the company's policy.
(b) To justify something that is obviously senseless.
(c) To help the workers understand it better.
(d) To cause tension between the workers.

9. The larger metaphor for the clerk is a warning against what?
(a) A Monarchy.
(b) A Dictatorship.
(c) Liberalism.
(d) Communism.

10. Who does Helena introduce herself as?
(a) The Supervisor of Ptydepe Training.
(b) The Czar of Accounting.
(c) The CEO.
(d) The Chairman.

11. What is Act 1, Scene 3 trying to illustrate about Gross?
(a) He is being kept out of the loop.
(b) He has no desire to learn Ptydepe.
(c) He will have to rely on Maria from this point on.
(d) He is being deliberately given too much information at once.

12. Who does Ballas point out is in control of Ptydepe?
(a) Maria.
(b) The higher-ups.
(c) Helena.
(d) Savant.

13. The character of Lear was given the name as a possible reference to what?
(a) A Shakespearean play.
(b) A famous opera.
(c) A philosopher.
(d) A type of look.

14. In defense of Ptydepe, what does Ballas declare the new language is far more of than the current one?
(a) Error-proof.
(b) Basic.
(c) Humanist.
(d) Comprehensive.

15. What is Gross' main concern that leads him to become angry in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) The unfair treatment of Maria.
(b) The complicated process of getting a translation.
(c) The stupidity of Ptydepe.
(d) The abuse of power that Ballas is showing.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 6, what is the one signal of hope that Gross does not see, symbolizing that he has lost all hope in his current situation?

2. What does Gross tell himself to rationalize his decision in Act 1, Scene 4?

3. What does Lear acknowledge about Ptydepe?

4. What do Stroll and Savant remark about Maria?

5. What does Ballas constantly look to Pillar for?

(see the answer keys)

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