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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. How old was Miss Appley on her last birthday?
(a) 100.
(b) 87.
(c) 89.
(d) 97.

2. Of what ethnic group does Norman seem prejudiced?
(a) Arabs.
(b) Hispanics.
(c) Blacks.
(d) Jews.

3. What did Norman think about Chelsea's swimming abilities.?
(a) He was happy that she was a superb diver.
(b) He criticized her abilities when she was on the swim team.
(c) He thought she shouldn't be on the swim team.
(d) He thought she was Olympic material.

4. Who is knocking on the door?
(a) No one.
(b) Billy Ray.
(c) Norman's wife.
(d) Chelsea.

5. Why has the person called?
(a) Because Norman called that person.
(b) To tell Norman that he was in the hospital.
(c) To say that she would be there by dinner.
(d) No one is on the phone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Charlie offer to do for Ethel and Norman?

2. What has Ethel been doing?

3. Who does Ethel see in the woods?

4. How old does Norman say he will be on his next birthday?

5. What is Norman concerned about in going to the neighbors' house for dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe Norman Thayer, the first character on the set.

2. Who is the elderly couple in the play and where are they arriving at the opening of the play?

3. What does Charlie say about Chelsea and children and what does this possibly reveal about Charlie as a person?

4. What does Charlie suggest about the broken screen door; what is Ethel's reply and why do you think she responds the way she does?

5. Describe the interaction between Ethel and Norman in this scene and say what you think it may mean.

6. Describe what happens when Norman uses the phone.

7. Describe the setting at the opening of this scene.

8. What is both a foreshadowing and a "frame" for the play that occurs at the end of this scene?

9. Give a brief description of the setting at the opening of the play.

10. The fact that Norman attempts to get Charlie to discuss baseball foreshadows several other times that Norman uses baseball to hide his discomfort in carrying on meaningful conversations, particularly concerning Chelsea. What is foreshadowing?

(see the answer keys)

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