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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 the job of the character Ethel meets in the woods?
(a) Lumberjack.
(b) Physician.
(c) Mail carrier.
(d) Lawyer.

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

3. What is a possible reason why Norman hasn't gone fishing?
(a) The bass are about fished out of this lake.
(b) His pole is at the repair shop.
(c) He is getting senile and fearful.
(d) The boat has a leak.

4. Instead of applying for a job, what does Ethel suggest Norman do?
(a) Volunteer at the senior center.
(b) Vacuum the house.
(c) Go pick more berries.
(d) Go fishing.

5. What is Norman doing when Act 1, Scene 2 opens?
(a) Cooking dinner.
(b) Talking to Chelsea on the telephone.
(c) Riding his exercise bike.
(d) Reading the classified ads.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ethel suggest Charlie do?

2. Who is coming with Chelsea on her visit?

3. Who does Norman yell to to ask him/her to open the door?

4. How old is Norman?

5. What happened to Chelsea's husband?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What picture does Norman pick up and what is the story behind it?

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

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

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

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

8. 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.

9. 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?

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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