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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 reason does Norman suggest for Elmer falling into the fireplace?
(a) He is attempting suicide.
(b) He did not fall in the fireplace; he fell down the chimney.
(c) He wanted attention from Ethel.
(d) He is old and clumsy.

2. In answer to Norman's question as to why Charlie never married Chelsea, what does Charlie reply?
(a) Chelsea hated Charlie.
(b) Charlie was never that interested in Chelsea.
(c) Norman wouldn't let Charlie marry Chelsea.
(d) Chelsea was pregnant by another guy.

3. For what job does Norman contemplate applying?
(a) Chauffeur.
(b) Gardener.
(c) Guardian ad litem.
(d) Pizza delivery.

4. Who has visited Charlie recently?
(a) His brother.
(b) His sister.
(c) His best friend from college and a former boyfriend of Chelsea's.
(d) His parents.

5. What has Ethel been doing?
(a) Rowing on the lake.
(b) Picking berries.
(c) Painting by the lake.
(d) Visiting with neighbors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Instead of applying for a job, what does Ethel suggest Norman do?

2. Who is Elmer?

3. After Ethel comes into the house, what do she and Norman do?

4. Whose boat pulls up to the dock?

5. Who is coming with Chelsea on her visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What question does Norman ask Charlie and what is the implication of Charlie's answer?

2. How does the broken screen door come into play again and how does it give the reader a better understanding of Norman's character?

3. 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?

4. What makes the reader think that Charlie still feels some interest in Chelsea?

5. Though Norman makes no blatant prejudiced statements about Jews, what he does say implies his bigotry. In your own words, what statements seem to suggest that Norman is prejudiced against Jewish people?

6. Give a brief synopsis of Ethel and Charlie's conversation and what the author may be showing through this conversation.

7. Who is Charlie and what is a little about his life and/or history?

8. Describe the scene and conversation about Elmer.

9. What does Ethel say about the neighbors and what is Norman's response?

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

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