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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 does young Billy announce when he enters the living room?
(a) That he wants to go fishing after dinner.
(b) That he is starving and needs a snack.
(c) That he is going to go read Swiss Family Robinson.
(d) That Ethel and Chelsea have decided to skinny dip.

2. How does Chelsea pass off Billy and Norman's fishing activities?
(a) She doesn't comment on them as she is too upset.
(b) Joking that Norman can be good for anyone for a few weeks.
(c) Saying that as long as Norman is fishing, he isn't mean.
(d) Joking that her dad should have traded her in for a son.

3. What does Chelsea say in response to Norman's question about the car?
(a) It really did not cost much.
(b) She doesn't know.
(c) Less than 10,000 miles.
(d) Drives like it is riding on air.

4. What song does Ethel sing?
(a) Camp Koochakiyi song.
(b) Love Me Tender.
(c) Camp Ticochee song.
(d) Camp Oolaooda song.

5. What does Ethel ask Norman when she comes inside?
(a) If Norman has been torturing Bill.
(b) If Norman was to go skinny dipping.
(c) If Billy would like some milk and cookies.
(d) If Norman thinks Bill will make a good husband for Chelsea.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what does Chelsea apologize?

2. What surprises Billy about the lake cottage?

3. What is the first thing Norman says to Billy after his father goes outside?

4. With what does Ethel replace the food Billy has in his hand?

5. What is the purpose of the things that are hanging?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give a brief synopsis of the conversation Chelsea and Ethel have about Norman as Chelsea just arrives.

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

3. What theme is illustrated by what Ethel does right after Norman and Billy leave?

4. 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.

5. The opening conversation in this scene brings up an idea already discussed in the previous scene. What does the conversation concern?

6. How, at this point in the play, is Billy's relationship with Norman different from that of Chelsea with her father, Norman?

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

8. How does the way Ethel behaves in helping Norman and Billy get off to the lake demonstrate an aspect of her personality?

9. What do you think this first interaction that you described in question #31 implies?

10. 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.

(see the answer keys)

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