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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 another thing Charlie brought with him?
(a) An invitation from his mother.
(b) An armful of firewood.
(c) Two freshly-caught bass.
(d) A letter from Chelsea.

2. What is one thing Charlie brought with him?
(a) Pills for Norman's heart.
(b) A letter from the neighborhood association.
(c) A pound cake for Norman.
(d) His collie.

3. What seems sad to Charlie?
(a) That Chelsea lost her only son when he was three.
(b) That Chelsea never wanted to marry Charlie.
(c) That Norman has to be very careful of his heart.
(d) That Chelsea has never had any children.

4. What happened to Chelsea's husband?
(a) They divorced years ago.
(b) He was killed in an airplane crash.
(c) His boat was lost at sea and he was never found.
(d) He was married to another woman when he married Chelsea, so the marriage was annulled.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story that Ethel tells about when the character in question #26 was young, what was he carrying?

2. Who does Ethel see in the woods?

3. What separates the kitchen from the living room?

4. Who is Elmer?

5. Why didn't Norman pick any more berries?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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?

7. Describe Ethel and a little about her.

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

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

10. Who visits Norman and Ethel and what do they leave there?

(see the answer keys)

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