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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Gross wish he could return to at the end of Acct 1, Scene 4?
(a) Stroll's office.
(b) The Ptydepe Training Room.
(c) His childhood.
(d) His apartment.

2. What does the clerk receive for asking the questions?
(a) An A.
(b) A gold star.
(c) A lecture.
(d) Termination.

3. What does Helena ask Maria to do with the bag of limes she is carrying?
(a) Empty the bag immediately.
(b) Pass the limes out to the people at the party.
(c) Put them down.
(d) Bring them to her.

4. What does Gross fear if he does not agree to the switch?
(a) He will be even further demoted.
(b) His career will be over.
(c) He will have to talk to the Staff Watcher again.
(d) He will have a lawsuit filed against him.

5. What does Gross' lack of Ptydepe knowledge signal, according to Lear?
(a) That he should not be working for the company.
(b) That he is not genuinely interested in learning Ptydepe.
(c) That he deserved to be removed from his position.
(d) That he is smarter than the rest of the class.

6. What does Gross interrupt at the start of Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) A conversation between Lear and Ballas.
(b) Lear's lecture.
(c) A board meeting called by Lear.
(d) A meeting between Lear and Stroll.

7. What does Lear take a great deal of time to do?
(a) Explain how Ptydepe was developed.
(b) Answer questions.
(c) Argue with Gross.
(d) Finish a sentence.

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

9. 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?
(a) Stroll and Savant admit that Ptydepe is useless.
(b) Maria hands him the cigar box.
(c) Ballas admits his lack of leadership qualities.
(d) Helena reprimands Ballas for his actions.

10. As explained in the play, what is Ptydepe designed to reduce?
(a) Subordination.
(b) A language barrier between employees.
(c) Clerical errors.
(d) Individuality.

11. What does Ballas threaten Gross with?
(a) Speaking Ptydepe to Gross permanently.
(b) Going over his head to get the notice authenticated.
(c) Causing Gross to lose his job.
(d) Resigning from the company.

12. At the beginning of the play, what kind of letter does Gross receive?
(a) A late notice.
(b) A bill.
(c) A memorandum.
(d) A shipping invoice.

13. What point is the author trying to make by having Hana make separate trips for food?
(a) Gross has no control over her.
(b) She is wasting time, but no one realizes it.
(c) They don't have money in the budget for a new log book, but there is money for food.
(d) She is always hungry.

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

15. Who does the clerk's questions impress?
(a) Gross.
(b) Ballas.
(c) Lear.
(d) Hana.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the goal of the higher-ups in explaining the necessity for Ptydepe?

2. What is still in its infancy and talked about as if it were a baby?

3. What does Ballas ask Gross at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4?

4. Who does Ballas point out is in control of Ptydepe?

5. In modern times, what is a term used to describe the act of portraying something negative in a positive way?

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