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

2. What is Norman's response to Chelsea's request?
(a) He says that she and her brother will have to settle who gets the cottage.
(b) He says he has been nice to Bill even though Bill is a bit of a jerk.
(c) He says yes.
(d) He says that he won't fly to California.

3. What does Norman give Billy to read?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Star Wars.
(c) Swiss Family Robinson.
(d) The New York Times.

4. What does Chelsea say about Norman's retirement dinner?
(a) That she was sorry she didn't go.
(b) That she was so proud of him giving his speech.
(c) That she thought it wasn't elaborate enough for how important Norman was to the company.
(d) She does not mention the retirement dinner.

5. What interrupts Chelsea and Ethel's conversation?
(a) The arrival of Norman and Billy.
(b) The neighbor pulls up in her car.
(c) Charlie's knock on the door.
(d) The telephone rings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What slight derogatory comment does Norman make about Bill?

2. Why does Ethel think Norman and Billy shouldn't go fishing?

3. Who doubts what he says he saw?

4. With what language is Norman helping Billy?

5. For what does Chelsea apologize?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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