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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 liked Chelsea when he was young?
2. What seems sad to Charlie?
(a) That Chelsea never wanted to marry Charlie.
(b) That Chelsea lost her only son when he was three.
(c) That Norman has to be very careful of his heart.
(d) That Chelsea has never had any children.
3. What is one thing Charlie brought with him?
(a) His collie.
(b) Pills for Norman's heart.
(c) A pound cake for Norman.
(d) A letter from the neighborhood association.
4. Who does Ethel invite in for coffee?
(a) The neighbor.
(b) The police chief.
5. What does Ethel have in her arms?
(a) A picnic basket.
(b) A bundle of firewood.
(c) The clothes off the line.
(d) An orphaned bird.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happened to Miss Appley last week?
2. What does Ethel plan to do with the berries she's picked?
3. In answer to Norman's question as to why Charlie never married Chelsea, what does Charlie reply?
4. For what reason is Chelsea going to visit?
5. What is the name of their daughter who visits them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What other elderly couple is mentioned in this scene and what does Ethel say about them?
2. How does the broken screen door come into play again and how does it give the reader a better understanding of Norman's character?
3. 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.
4. Briefly describe Norman Thayer, the first character on the set.
5. 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?
6. 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?
7. What does Ethel say about the neighbors and what is Norman's response?
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. Who is Charlie and what is a little about his life and/or history?
10. What makes the reader think that Charlie still feels some interest in Chelsea?
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