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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 Act 1, Scene 3 trying to illustrate about Gross?
(a) He will have to rely on Maria from this point on.
(b) He is being deliberately given too much information at once.
(c) He is being kept out of the loop.
(d) He has no desire to learn Ptydepe.

2. Who is Stroll?
(a) The new Accounting manager.
(b) Gross' boss.
(c) The CEO of the company.
(d) The head of the Center.

3. What does Maria ask Gross in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) What he is doing at the party.
(b) Why he tried to steal from Stroll's office.
(c) Why he is no longer Managing Director.
(d) If he is going to learn Ptydepe.

4. What does the item that Gross is carrying in Act 1, Scene 5 symbolize?
(a) His lack of enthusiasm for his new position.
(b) His addiction to coffee.
(c) His intolerance for Ptydepe.
(d) His desire to hold onto whatever power he has left.

5. What is Gross symbolically holding when Ballas and Pillar return to his office in Act 1 Scene 4?
(a) An empty box.
(b) A paper weight.
(c) A fire extinguisher.
(d) A Ptydepe Dictionary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Stroll tell Gross is necessary in order to prevent any further individualism?

2. What does Lear take a great deal of time to do?

3. What is the goal of the higher-ups in explaining the necessity for Ptydepe?

4. Why does the Department of Authentication refuse to authenticate the new log book?

5. What is the overall point that Havel is making in Act 1, Scene 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gross' signature of the Ptydepe authorization set into motion?

2. What are some examples of the familiarity of Ballas' morning as Managing Director and what is it similar to?

3. What are some of the differences between Ballas and Gross in their experiences as Managing Director?

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

5. What does Helena's request for Maria to help her make coffee symbolize?

6. Describe two main methods that Ballas uses in Act 1, Scene 4 to get Gross to comply?

7. What does the fact that Gross doesn't know the answers to Lear's Ptydepe questions also symbolize, and what is ironic about it?

8. What is the reason Lear gives for a need of the new language, Ptydepe?

9. What are some more examples of Ballas' parallel experience to Gross' time as Managing Director that are given in the first part of Act 2, Scene 9?

10. What subliminal warning does the character of Thumb bring from the author?

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