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

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

3. Where is Chelsea living now?
(a) New England.
(b) Seattle.
(c) Florida.
(d) California.

4. How old will Elmer be on his next birthday?
(a) 50.
(b) 40.
(c) 80.
(d) 65.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the operator ask Norman?

3. What did Norman think about Chelsea's swimming abilities.?

4. What is Norman using to aid his activity in the opening of the scene?

5. Who is coming with Chelsea on her visit?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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