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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 8, how is Lear's student answering the questions?
(a) He is deliberately asking questions of his own.
(b) Incorrectly.
(c) He is refusing to answer them.
(d) Correctly.

2. 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) Make any trouble.
(d) Fight for himself.

3. What is Maria's reaction to Gross' reason for staying?
(a) She runs away.
(b) She ignores him.
(c) She becomes angry.
(d) She becomes embarrassed.

4. What does Gross give to Ballas at his request in Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) Advice.
(b) A cigar.
(c) A report.
(d) A bag of onions.

5. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 9, what is Maria trying on?
(a) A hat.
(b) A scarf.
(c) An overcoat.
(d) A new dress.

6. What stunning topic does Lear bring up in Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) Gross' audit and how Ptydepe saved him.
(b) The termination of Stroll by the higher-ups.
(c) The creation of a new operating language.
(d) His promotion to the Department of Authentication.

7. What is Lear asked for as he begins teaching about Chorukor?
(a) Its origin.
(b) Examples.
(c) The reasoning behind it.
(d) Its intent.

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

9. What is Ballas holding when he enters the room in Act 2, Scene 9?
(a) A cup of coffee.
(b) A memo.
(c) A fire extinguisher.
(d) A bag of limes.

10. Why does Gross state that he would have rather kept his former position?
(a) There would be less worrying about bureaucrats.
(b) He could take longer breaks to be with Maria.
(c) He likes watching people.
(d) There was a lot less responsibility.

11. What does George throw at Gross after hearing the news of his position change?
(a) A cup of coffee.
(b) The memo.
(c) A fire extinguisher.
(d) A Ptydepe Dictionary.

12. Acknowledging the intent of the play, what does Havel feel should triumph over bureaucracy?
(a) Communism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Individualism.
(d) Power.

13. What does Gross do on his way to lunch in Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) He stops to ask Thumb a question about Ptydepe.
(b) He smokes a cigarette.
(c) He stops to listen to Lear.
(d) He asks Maria to join him.

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

15. 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 lose track of what they are trying to communicate.
(c) They resent Ptydepe and never give it a fair chance.
(d) They get confused by the need for an additional language.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lear lecturing about at the start of Act 2, Scene 11?

2. What theme does Chorukor represent in the play?

3. What is Pillar's response when he is asked by Ballas if he knows Ptydepe?

4. What does Maria do in the second part of Act 2, Scene 9 that no one else in the play has done up until this point?

5. What does Maria encourage Gross to do in the second part of Act 2, Scene 9?

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