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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. What is Gross's new title?
(a) Deputy Director.
(b) Assistant Manager.
(c) Deputy Manager.
(d) Assistant Director.

2. Who gets quizzed along with Gross on their knowledge of Ptydepe?
(a) Maria.
(b) Thumb.
(c) Ballas.
(d) Hana.

3. Why does the Department of Authentication refuse to authenticate the new log book?
(a) The book is too expensive.
(b) They purchased the wrong type of log book.
(c) They inform them that there will no longer be a need for a log book.
(d) The expense wasn't officially authorized.

4. As explained in the play, what is Ptydepe designed to reduce?
(a) Clerical errors.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Subordination.
(d) A language barrier between employees.

5. What is still in its infancy and talked about as if it were a baby?
(a) Ptydepe operations.
(b) The Department of Authenticity.
(c) The snack bar.
(d) The Accounts Department.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is significant about the examples Lear uses for the word, "boo?"

2. What leads to Ballas and Gross switching positions?

3. Who does Gross attempt to persuade in order to bypass authorization?

4. Who is revealed to be the person that authorized the use of Ptydepe?

5. One main point in Act 1, Scene 4 is to display that Ballas and the higher-ups are after power for what purpose?

Short Essay Questions

1. The "wrong cause" that Stroll, Savant, and Helena are upset about dedicating their lives to is really a symbol for what larger "wrong cause?"

2. How is the symbolism of the fire extinguisher heightened at the beginning of the second part of Act 2, Scene 9, part 2 with George and Gross?

3. What are two main issues that Gross has with Ptydepe in Act 1, Scene 1?

4. What is the game that Helena plays with Gross and what does it symbolize?

5. What significant discovery does Ballas make at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?

6. What possibility does Lear's empty classroom at the end of Act 2, Scene 8 symbolize?

7. What is Lear lecturing about during Act 2, Scene 11, and why does it cause Gross to stop and listen?

8. How does Lear explain the complexities of Ptydepe to the class?

9. What is both ironic and significant about Pillar's outburst at the end of Act 2, Scene 10?

10. What explanation does Ballas offer to Gross and what position does he offer him?

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