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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is causing the declining importance of Ptydepe?
(a) Ballas' insistence that it be made mandatory.
(b) A lack of interest.
(c) There are no more training classes being offered.
(d) It's complexity.

2. What does Gross' new position in Act 2, Scene 8 represent in the overall arch of the plot?
(a) His value to the company.
(b) His influence within the company.
(c) Ballas' intimidation of him.
(d) His gradual return to power.

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

4. According to Lear, what is a big factor in the way people use Ptydepe?
(a) They are not smart enough to use Ptydepe.
(b) They get confused by the need for an additional language.
(c) They lose track of what they are trying to communicate.
(d) They resent Ptydepe and never give it a fair chance.

5. What is interesting about the way Ballas receives the mail in Act 2, Scene 7?
(a) It mirrors the way Gross did at the beginning of the play.
(b) It illustrates his reliance on Pillar.
(c) It happens at the end of the day.
(d) It happens at the beginning of the day.

6. In Act 2, Scene 10, what does Gross inform Ballas are his intentions?
(a) To resign.
(b) To restore the Accounts Department.
(c) To end the use of Ptydepe.
(d) To visit the higher-ups.

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

8. What symbolism of hope does Havel use at the end of Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) Gross answering all of the questions correctly.
(b) Gross appearing with more authority than before.
(c) Ballas leaving the classroom defeated.
(d) Lear teaching to an empty classroom.

9. Who vocally protests the use of Ptydepe in unison?
(a) Helena, Maria, and Hana.
(b) Helena, Stroll, and Savant.
(c) Helena, Stroll, and George.
(d) Helena, Stroll, and Column.

10. What do Hana's continued repetitive trips to the store signify?
(a) She wishes Gross was her boss again.
(b) Bureaucracy does not matter to regular people.
(c) She is becoming more forgetful.
(d) She has no respect for Ballas.

11. What does Ballas finally do in Act 2, Scene 10 that is noteworthy?
(a) He learns how to make coffee.
(b) He reveals that he understands Ptydepe.
(c) He fires Thumb.
(d) He smokes a cigarette.

12. What does Maria encourage Gross to do in the second part of Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) Give her a promotion.
(b) Take over Ballas' position.
(c) Resign from the company.
(d) Fight to prove his innocence.

13. Who does Ballas attempt to blame for the Ptydepe fiasco?
(a) Hana.
(b) Column.
(c) Pillar.
(d) Helena.

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

15. Who is the only student Lear is lecturing during Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) Thumb.
(b) Pillar.
(c) Ballas.
(d) Gross.

Short Answer Questions

1. What point does Havel make about Ptydepe in Act 2, Scene 8?

2. What is the overall message in Act 2, Scene 11?

3. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 9, what is Maria trying on?

4. What stunning topic does Lear bring up in Act 2, Scene 11?

5. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 8, how is Lear's student answering the questions?

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