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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 going to go read Swiss Family Robinson.
(c) That he is starving and needs a snack.
(d) That Ethel and Chelsea have decided to skinny dip.

2. How does Norman react to Chelsea's news?
(a) He is indifferent.
(b) He likes it.
(c) He is irate.
(d) He can't hear her talking.

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

4. How does Chelsea greet her father?
(a) With formality.
(b) By shaking hands.
(c) With a long hug and kiss on the cheek.
(d) She pretends she does not see him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Bill say Chelsea warned him before their arrival?

2. What happened in Brussels with Bill and Chelsea?

3. How does Norman talk as he and Billy head to the boat?

4. About what does Billy say Norman talks to him while they are out fishing?

5. Why does Ethel go to get a rake?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. 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.

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

10. How does the first interaction between Chelsea and her parents show the reader the relationship between Chelsea and each of her parents?

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