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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. From where does Delia ship a trunk to August and Cynthia?
(a) Cincinatti.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Iran.
(d) Oran.

2. What did Delia's ex-husband's sell?
(a) Encyclopedias.
(b) Drilling equipment.
(c) Dental equipment.
(d) Men's ties.

3. What does Delia claim they were doing to her at the hospital?
(a) Locking her away.
(b) Stealing her things.
(c) Making her well.
(d) Trying to kill her.

4. What house is shown in the first slides in Act 1?
(a) August's house at the university.
(b) Dan and Jean's house.
(c) Chad's house.
(d) The house the archeologists were staying.

5. Why is Jean taking time away from work?
(a) To have a baby.
(b) To get married.
(c) To return to school.
(d) To be with Dan on the dig.

6. What does August say his father did to Delia?
(a) Abandoned her.
(b) Abused her.
(c) Laughed at her.
(d) Worshiped her.

7. How many students are there to assist on the dig?
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Nine.
(d) Seven.

8. What does Dan say the sign read when he woke up drunk in New York?
(a) "You must answer to get help."
(b) "Fire alert."
(c) "Police."
(d) "Dial 911."

9. Where on the set do the projections appear, according to the stage directions?
(a) On a curtain.
(b) On the desk.
(c) On a screen at the front of the stage.
(d) On the back wall.

10. What does Dan proceed to do after Delia's arrival in Act 1?
(a) Pass around a joint.
(b) Dance with his wife.
(c) Leave for the dig site.
(d) Pour wine for everyone.

11. What does Delia say in Act 1 that she is frantically beating the bushes for?
(a) Something to believe in.
(b) Herself.
(c) Her sight.
(d) The truth.

12. Who quotes Aztec poetry in Act 1?
(a) Delia.
(b) Cynthia.
(c) Dan.
(d) August.

13. How old is the character Chad Jasker?
(a) Twenty-two.
(b) Twenty-eight.
(c) Thirty-one.
(d) Twenty-five.

14. Jean asks Delia in Act 1 Part 5 if she happens to have what?
(a) A shovel.
(b) A mirror.
(c) A globe.
(d) A tarot deck.

15. What does August state on the recorder that he intends to do at the beginning of Act 1?
(a) Go through what is left of the wreckage of the expedition.
(b) Re-sort his life.
(c) Illustrate the current expedition.
(d) Write a letter to his wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the airport August is going to in Act 1?

2. Jean suggests to Delia in Act 1 Part 5 that what is different about the excavation this year versus the previous one?

3. Who is mentioned by Delia that wrote a book about the eye and vision?

4. Which character says, in Act 1, "We'd be working somewhere else if our work here wasn't important?"

5. What do Dan's notes state the two mounds in a village were for?

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