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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Leo and the other accountants sing about?
(a) How they like their job.
(b) How they dislike their job.
(c) How they want to rob their boss.
(d) How nice their boss is.

2. What does Max tell Leo about producers and money in act 1, scene 8?
(a) A producer should never invest his own money in a production.
(b) Producers should tell people they are investing their own money, but really do not.
(c) Producers should always put their own money in a show to maximize profits.
(d) Producers should put at least five percent of their income into the show.

3. Where does the author of the play that Max finds in act 1, scene 5 live?
(a) Queens.
(b) Astoria.
(c) Brooklyn.
(d) Greenwich Village.

4. What is Franz doing at the beginning of act 1, scene 6?
(a) Exercising his pigeons.
(b) Knitting.
(c) Writing.
(d) Feeding homing pigeons.

5. Who arrives at Max and Leo's office to audition for Springtime for Hitler in act 1, scene 8?
(a) Hold Me-Touch Me.
(b) An elderly, German lady.
(c) A beautiful English girl.
(d) A beautiful, Swedish lady.

6. What does Leo bring out when Max makes him nervous in act 1, scene 2?
(a) His blue blanket.
(b) His stress ball.
(c) His lucky pen.
(d) His accountant's visor.

7. How does Leo feel about Ulla after meeting her in act 1, scene 8?
(a) He is in love with her.
(b) He thinks she is dumb.
(c) He thinks her accent is strange.
(d) He cannot stand her.

8. Why does Roger initially refuse to direct the musical?
(a) He does not want to deal with any Germans.
(b) The topic offends him.
(c) He thinks the war matter is too depressing.
(d) He is afraid that he has lost his touch.

9. What does Leo say that catches Max's attention in act 1, scene 2?
(a) A producer could double his profit off-Broadway.
(b) A revival of a musical could save money.
(c) Done right, a producer could make a lot of money on a bad show.
(d) A bad show could bankrupt the investors.

10. What time is it at the beginning of act 1, scene 5?
(a) Dawn.
(b) Evening.
(c) Mid-morning.
(d) Noon.

11. What does Max yell out the window to the woman outside in act 1, scene 2?
(a) "Want to star in a Broadway musical?"
(b) "Shake it, baby."
(c) "When you got it, flaunt it."
(d) "Come up and see me sometime."

12. What is the purpose of the song Max and Leo sing in act 1, scene 4?
(a) It cements their partnership.
(b) They agree to not get in each other's way.
(c) They argue about whose name goes first on the marquee.
(d) They are arguing about their play.

13. What is the point of the sound effect at the end of act 1, scene 4?
(a) It shows that Max is losing his mind.
(b) It shows they are at a jazz bar.
(c) It shows time passing.
(d) It shows Leo's fear.

14. What is Max's idea at the end of act 1, scene 2?
(a) Take Funny Boy off-Broadway.
(b) Revive an old musical for no money.
(c) Rob his investors.
(d) Put on a musical that will close on opening night.

15. How much money does Max say they need for their plan to work?
(a) Five million dollars.
(b) Two hundred thousand dollars.
(c) Three million dollars.
(d) Two million dollars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Franz hope that his script will do?

2. What year is it as the play begins?

3. Which character is NOT singing about Max and Leo at the end of act 1, scene 9?

4. What does the chorus dance with in act 1, scene 9?

5. How does act 1, scene 3 end?

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