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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Ballas tell Gross that the log book needs to be replaced?
(a) It has been stolen.
(b) It has been damaged.
(c) It is lost.
(d) It is full.
2. What does Maria offer Helena in Act 1, scene 3?
(a) A roll.
(d) A donut.
3. What does Gross carry with him throughout Scene 2?
(a) A roll.
(b) A pen and paper.
(c) The memorandum.
(d) The new log book.
4. According to Lear, how is the best way to learn Ptydepe?
(a) By speaking it every day.
(b) With unshakeable faith.
(c) With an abandonment of English.
5. What does Ballas manipulate Gross into admitting in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) His guilt in being disrespectful, and misusing company funds and property.
(b) His dislike for Stroll.
(c) That he has no intention of learning Ptydepe.
(d) That he wants his former position back.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is still in its infancy and talked about as if it were a baby?
2. The character of Lear was given the name as a possible reference to what?
3. What is significant about the examples Lear uses for the word, "boo?"
4. What is the clerk's name in Scene 2?
5. What is Gross symbolically holding when Ballas and Pillar return to his office in Act 1 Scene 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the introduction of Ptydepe signal in the play as it pertains to Gross and his position within the company?
2. How is Gross manipulated again in Act 1, Scene 5?
3. What does the fire extinguisher symbolize?
4. What do we notice right away about the relationship between Ballas and Pillar?
5. Who is Thumb and what does the character represent?
6. As illustrated in Scene 8, what is necessary for a bureaucracy to have power over its workers, and what is this an analogy for?
7. What is the recurring theme that Pillar's meetings bring back and why do they upset Ballas?
8. How does Lear explain the complexities of Ptydepe to the class?
9. What important message does Maria give to Gross at the beginning of the second part of Act 2, Scene 9, part 2 about winning, and how does it apply to his situation?
10. How does Gross justify his situation to himself towards the end of Act 1, Scene 4?
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