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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. How does Ethel respond when Chelsea continues to speak about her father being difficult?
(a) She gets angry.
(b) She gets exasperated.
(c) She denies that he has been that difficult.
(d) She is sympathetic.

2. Why does Ethel go to get a rake?
(a) To shoo some chickens out of the garden.
(b) To try to reach something with it in the shed.
(c) To dislodge a spider from the ceiling.
(d) To rake the back yard.

3. How does Chelsea greet her father?
(a) With formality.
(b) With a long hug and kiss on the cheek.
(c) She pretends she does not see him.
(d) By shaking hands.

4. How does Norman react to Chelsea's news?
(a) He is indifferent.
(b) He can't hear her talking.
(c) He likes it.
(d) He is irate.

5. With what does Ethel replace the food Billy has in his hand?
(a) Pizza from the night before.
(b) Sandwiches, milk and raspberries.
(c) Two protein shakes.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What financial question does Norman ask Bill?

2. What happens to the rental car on the way to the cottage?

3. What does Norman suggest Billy do about his walk?

4. With what does Bill become irritated?

5. What does Chelsea say about Norman's retirement dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Bill's appearance and Billy and Norman returning from downstairs and how does this give readers a sense who Bill is?

2. How does the first interaction between Chelsea and her parents show the reader the relationship between Chelsea and each of her parents?

3. One of the statements Bill makes to Norman about Norman's teasing suggests that Chelsea has already prejudiced Bill towards Norman. Describe the scene and say if you think it was fair or wise of Chelsea to "warn" Bill.

4. Describe the scene that occurs after Charlie arrives and what theme this vignette may illustrate.

5. What does Norman tell Ethel she shouldn't do in front of Chelsea and her boyfriend and how does this brief exchange between Norman and Ethel demonstrate a difference in their personality?

6. How does the interaction between Norman and Billy Ray in this introductory scene demonstrate the probability that their relationship will be different from the one that Chelsea experienced with her father when she was young?

7. The scene when Billy Ray is introduced gives subtle clues as to how Norman may not be quite as gruff as first appears and how Chelsea misses the clue. Elaborate on this scene.

8. Describe Ethel's concern and role in that day's fishing venture.

9. Describe the first interaction between Ethel and Chelsea when they are alone.

10. What can be inferred by the fact that Norman calls Billy by the name Chelsea from time to time?

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