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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 9, how many translations does Stroll say he has done?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Three.

2. What point does Havel make about Ptydepe in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) Even Lear doesn't understand it.
(b) Even people who seemed to understand it before can see its uselessness.
(c) Now Gross realizes its importance.
(d) The company would be lost without it.

3. How does Gross feel and act at the beginning of Act 2, Scene10?
(a) Optimistic and triumphant.
(b) Beaten down.
(c) Angry and frustrated.
(d) Confused.

4. What new position does Ballas offer Gross in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) Staff Watcher.
(b) Head of the Department of Authentication.
(c) Director of Accounting.
(d) Gopher.

5. What does Gross promise Maria in the second part of Act 2, Scene 9 that he will not do?
(a) Ignore the audit.
(b) Make any trouble.
(c) Back down.
(d) Fight for himself.

6. What do the other bureaucrats sense about Ballas?
(a) His reliance on Pillar.
(b) His arrogance.
(c) His bureaucratic vulnerability.
(d) His incompetence.

7. What idea does Ballas come up with in Act 2, Scene 10?
(a) For Gross to forget about his desire to end Ptydepe.
(b) For Gross to admit Ptydepe was his fault.
(c) For him to talk with the higher-ups about Gross' ambitions.
(d) For him to become Gross' deputy.

8. What does Hana inform Ballas the memo could possibly be?
(a) A protest against Ptydepe.
(b) Gross' resignation.
(c) His termination notice.
(d) An invoice for the new log book.

9. Where is the job that Maria has found for Gross?
(a) A shoe repair service.
(b) A theatre company.
(c) A different office.
(d) A coffee shop.

10. What is significant about Ballas' order for Hana to go out and get the chocolates?
(a) He doesn't ask if she wanted chocolates in the first place.
(b) He doesn't offer any money to pay for them.
(c) He doesn't wait for her to ask permission to go.
(d) Ballas doesn't even like chocolates.

11. In Act 2, Scene 7What does Ballas need help with?
(a) Translating a memo.
(b) Finding the log book.
(c) Cleaning Gross' desk out.
(d) Making coffee.

12. What action does Lear take as a result of his impatience in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) He begins yelling louder.
(b) He calls for Stroll.
(c) He calls for Ballas.
(d) He dismisses the student.

13. What is Gross' response when Ballas asks him about Ptydepe in Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) He ignores Ballas.
(b) He says that Ptydepe is stronger than ever.
(c) He doesn't know what to say.
(d) He lectures Ballas about the importance of Ptydepe.

14. What happens as Act 2, Scene 8 progresses?
(a) Ballas interrupts the lecture.
(b) Helena interrupts the lecture.
(c) Lear becomes confused.
(d) Lear's student becomes confused.

15. What is Lear lecturing about at the start of Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) The mistakes of Ptydepe.
(b) How to improve Ptydepe.
(c) The way Ptydepe is structured.
(d) Why everyone still needs to know Ptydepe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Acknowledging the intent of the play, what does Havel feel should triumph over bureaucracy?

2. What is the point of Chorukor?

3. What proposal does Ballas make to Gross in Act 2, Scene 9?

4. What does Gross think he has to earn at the end of Act 2, Scene 9?

5. What does Ballas finally do in Act 2, Scene 10 that is noteworthy?

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