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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Gross think he has to earn at the end of Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) Maria's trust.
(b) Maria's love and admiration.
(c) Maria's respect and sympathy.
(d) Maria's loyalty.
2. What is the overall message in Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) Gross realizes that he has too many enemies.
(b) A bureaucratic system will continue to exist if left unchecked.
(c) Lear is not a very good teacher.
(d) Chorukor is better that Ptydepe.
3. Which two characters enter and leave during Lear's lecture in Act 2 , Scene 11?
(a) Ballas and Gross.
(b) Pillar and Column.
(c) Ballas and Column.
(d) Stroll and Gross.
4. What happens to take away from the power Gross thought he had at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 10?
(a) He backs down from his original intention as a result of Stroll's pressure.
(b) Ballas manipulates him again.
(c) His lack of self confidence overcomes him.
(d) He is forced to accept the responsibility for Ptydepe's failure.
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 happens at the end of the day.
(c) It illustrates his reliance on Pillar.
(d) It happens at the beginning of the day.
6. What is causing the declining importance of Ptydepe?
(a) It's complexity.
(b) A lack of interest.
(c) Ballas' insistence that it be made mandatory.
(d) There are no more training classes being offered.
7. Why doesn't Hana understand Ptydepe?
(a) She doesn't need to be able to read it.
(b) The classes were too hard.
(c) She doesn't have time to learn it.
(d) She refuses to recognize its existence.
8. What does Gross promise Maria in the second part of Act 2, Scene 9 that he will not do?
(a) Ignore the audit.
(b) Back down.
(c) Fight for himself.
(d) Make any trouble.
9. What is Ballas holding when he enters the room in Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) A fire extinguisher.
(b) A cup of coffee.
(c) A memo.
(d) A bag of limes.
10. Once Gross refuses to back down, what does Ballas suggest?
(a) That Gross should work in the Accounts Department.
(b) That he and Gross should talk to Stroll.
(c) That he and Gross should resign.
(d) That Gross should be terminated.
11. What stunning topic does Lear bring up in Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) The creation of a new operating language.
(b) The termination of Stroll by the higher-ups.
(c) His promotion to the Department of Authentication.
(d) Gross' audit and how Ptydepe saved him.
12. What does Gross give to Ballas at his request in Act 2, Scene 9?
(b) A cigar.
(c) A bag of onions.
(d) A report.
13. Who passes through the lecture as Lear is talking?
14. What happens as Act 2, Scene 8 progresses?
(a) Ballas interrupts the lecture.
(b) Lear's student becomes confused.
(c) Helena interrupts the lecture.
(d) Lear becomes confused.
15. What does Gross' new position in Act 2, Scene 8 represent in the overall arch of the plot?
(a) Ballas' intimidation of him.
(b) His influence within the company.
(c) His value to the company.
(d) His gradual return to power.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Maria, what is the key to winning a fight?
2. What is Ballas' role in Lear's class?
3. What reason does Gross give Maria for wanting to stay with the company?
4. In Act 2, Scene 9, how many translations does Stroll say he has done?
5. What is significant about Pillar in Act 2, Scene 9?
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