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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. Where are the bedrooms in this house?
(a) Upstairs.
(b) In a separate mother-in-law cabin.
(c) On the east end of the first floor.
(d) One big room serves as the living room and sleeping area.

2. What is the name of their daughter who visits them?
(a) Charlotte.
(b) Carmen.
(c) Chelsea.
(d) Susan.

3. What does the couple watch as the scene closes?
(a) A mama bear and her cub lumbering along the shoreline.
(b) A pair of loons out on the lake.
(c) Two squirrels gathering nuts.
(d) A pair of trumpeter swans on the lake.

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

5. What does Ethel suggest Charlie do?
(a) Fix the boat as soon as possible.
(b) Go fishing with Norman.
(c) Stay out of the heat.
(d) Come by and see Chelsea while she is there.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What seems sad to Charlie?

3. What is Ethel's response to Charlie's offer?

4. What is the best description of the living room?

5. Who is the person in the picture on the mantle that Norman is studying?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Another bit of conversation at the end of this scene is indicative of a recurrent theme of this play. Describe the conversation and briefly say what the theme is you think it is bringing up.

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