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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 Ethel worry about regarding Norman and Billy?
(a) She doesn't worry about them knowing they can take care of themselves.
(b) That Norman will get angry at Billy and have a heart attack.
(c) That Billy will not be able to help Norman if he gets sick.
(d) That Norman is working Billy too hard.

2. Why does Ethel suggest Chelsea talk to her father and clear up their relationship?
(a) That Norman mentioned that he hope Chelsea would talk to him about that.
(b) That Norman is in an especially good mood having had Billy around.
(c) That he is getting old and won't be around much longer.
(d) Ethel does not make a suggestion to Chelsea; she wouldn't interfere like that.

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

4. With what does Bill become irritated?
(a) With how long the other three are staying at the lake.
(b) Norman's teasing.
(c) The heat and lack of air conditioning.
(d) With the way the grandfather clocks ticks so loudly.

5. What book does Norman suggest that Billy read?
(a) Swiss Family Robinson.
(b) Where the Red Fern Grows.
(c) Star Wars.
(d) Treasure Island.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Norman's response to Chelsea's request?

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

3. What is Norman's response to Ethel's reply?

4. What song does Ethel sing?

5. What does Norman do after each fishing trip with Billy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Ethel do after Norman and Billy leave?

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

7. 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.

8. What regret does Norman express and what may that regret foreshadow?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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