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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1 Scene 4.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Why is the proof so important?**
**(a)** If it is correct, it may solve world hunger mathematically. **(b)** If it is correct, it proves a centuries-old theory that many thought could not be proven. **(c)** If it is correct, they will each get a million dollar prize. **(d)** If it is correct, Hal will be famous for discovering the notebook.

**2. Who interrupts Catherine and Robert's conversation?**
**(a)** Hal. **(b)** A passerby. **(c)** A stray dog. **(d)** Claire.

**3. Why is Hal unhappy with his own work?**
**(a)** His work is brilliant, but no one will recognize it. **(b)** He has stolen all his ideas from a colleague, and feels guilty. **(c)** He only wants to play drums in his band; the math stuff is just a day job. **(d)** He thinks his ideas are trivial, and his most creative days are behind him.

**4. What is the proof?**
**(a)** A mathematical theorem about geometry. **(b)** Evidence in a criminal case involving Catherine. **(c)** Evidence in a criminal case involving Robert. **(d)** A mathematical theorem about prime numbers.

**5. Whose idea was it to have the band play at the house after the funeral?**
**(a)** Hal's idea. **(b)** Claire's idea. **(c)** Robert's idea. **(d)** Catherine's idea.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What has become Claire's fiance's new hobby?

**2.** What is Catherine's relation to Robert?

**3.** What does Claire think Hal is to Catherine?

**4.** According to Hal, what happens when a mathematician turns fifty?

**5.** What is Hal's excuse for kissing Catherine?

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