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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. For what does Chelsea apologize?
(a) For not giving Norman a chance to drive the rental car.
(b) For foisting Billy off on them for awhile.
(c) Chelsea apologizes for her part in their feud.
(d) For returning to the cottage without calling first.

2. What is Bill's response about Billy's announcement?
(a) That he can't believe his son is actually going to read a book in the summer.
(b) That there are still snacks in the cooler they brought.
(c) That maybe Norman will take him fishing if Billy asks politely.
(d) He hestitates to join the ladies as he is afraid of bears.

3. What is the purpose of the things that are hanging?
(a) To demonstrate Norman's former prowess as a hunter.
(b) To wish Norman a Happy Birthday and welcome to Chelsea.
(c) To show some family movies to Bill Ray.
(d) To make the living room more natural.

4. Where do Ethel and Norman find Billy?
(a) Out on the porch.
(b) Back in his bed.
(c) Down by the lakeshore.
(d) Behind the couch.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is with Chelsea?

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

3. What was Norman's overall impression of Bill?

4. What does young Billy announce when he enters the living room?

5. Who doubts what he says he saw?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the opening scene in Act 2, Scene 1.

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

4. What does this opening scene suggest about the relationship between Norman and Billy?

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. The fact that Ethel twice suggests that Chelsea make amends with her father because he is old and will not live much longer seems to clearly be foreshadowing something. What do you think it foreshadows?

10. Describe the interaction between Norman and Bill after the others have gone outside.

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