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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 are hanging in the living room at the opening of Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) A projection screen and projector.
(b) Deer heads.
(c) Several planters.
(d) Banners.

2. Who goes down to the lake?
(a) Chelsea and Norman.
(b) Billy.
(c) Chelsea and Bill.
(d) Chelsea, Ethel, and Billy.

3. What does Ethel do after Norman and Billy leave?
(a) Calls Charlie to come help her clear out the shed.
(b) Goes back to bed for awhile.
(c) Starts shelling peas for dinner.
(d) Picks up Elmer.

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

5. What is the first thing Norman says to Billy after his father goes outside?
(a) That maybe Norman and Billy can go fishing sometime.
(b) That Billy better learn to say please and thank you.
(c) That Norman hopes Billy will tell him about Swiss Family Robinson when he's done reading it.
(d) That Billy will eat only at mealtimes.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chelsea respond to Norman's attempts to choose the topic of conversation?

2. How does Act 3, Scene 1 end?

3. Why does Ethel suggest Chelsea talk to her father and clear up their relationship?

4. With what language is Norman helping Billy?

5. What does Norman say about dancing when that topic arises?

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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