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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 Norman do after each fishing trip with Billy?
(a) Calls his best friend in Idaho and brags about what he caught.
(b) Makes Billy clean all the fish.
(c) Has Billy check the fluid levels in the boat motor.
(d) Has Billy clean and polish the boat.

2. About what does Norman try to talk?
(a) California.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Baseball.
(d) Billy.

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

4. How does Norman take Ethel's suggestion?
(a) He pretends he does not hear her.
(b) He argues.
(c) He is angry.
(d) He agrees with her.

5. About what does Bill say Chelsea warned him before their arrival?
(a) The way Ethel cooks.
(b) The cougars in the woods.
(c) The fact that her parents were very stuffy.
(d) Norman's unkind teasing ways.

Short Answer Questions

1. What interrupts Chelsea and Ethel's conversation?

2. What is Norman doing at the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What does Norman call Billy from time to time?

4. What does Ethel tell Chelsea that surprises Chelsea?

5. Who doubts what he says he saw?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the two fishermen's interaction as they leave for the dock.

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

7. Referring back to your answer in question #25, venture a guess as to why Chelsea's boyfriends were timid around Norman.

8. 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.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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