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

2. What happens to the package in question #27?
(a) Nothing; the package is delivered intact.
(b) It gets wet when the delivery boy falls in the water.
(c) It is moldy and is thrown out.
(d) It is delivered to the wrong address.

3. After Ethel comes into the house, what do she and Norman do?
(a) Make up the beds with linens.
(b) Make a cup of tea.
(c) Remove the cloths from the furniture.
(d) Turn on the t.v.

4. What does Ethel find intriguing about Miss Appley and Miss Tate?
(a) That they are identical twins and still are impossible to tell apart.
(b) That they have lived into their 90s.
(c) That they had both been asked for marriage by the same man and each in turn had said no.
(d) That they have been together for so many years and must have had a great love affair.

5. Who does Ethel invite in for coffee?
(a) William.
(b) Charlie.
(c) The police chief.
(d) The neighbor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of what ethnic group does Norman seem prejudiced?

3. How old is Norman's wife?

4. How many acts does this play have?

5. Who is coming with Chelsea on her visit?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When does Norman become interested in Chelsea's letter and why might that be?

3. What other elderly couple is mentioned in this scene and what does Ethel say about them?

4. Describe the scene and conversation about Elmer.

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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