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

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. Where did Hal go to the mathematician conference?**
**(a)** Toronto. **(b)** New York. **(c)** Los Angeles. **(d)** Miami.

**2. Where did Catherine get the dress she wore to the funeral?**
**(a)** Hal gave it to her. **(b)** Robert gave it to her. **(c)** Claire gave it to her. **(d)** She already had it.

**3. Where does Scene 1 take place?**
**(a)** The basement of a house in New York **(b)** The basement of a house in Chicago **(c)** The back porch of a house in New York **(d)** The back porch of a house in Chicago

**4. When does Hal arrive in the scene?**
**(a)** He never actually enters in the scene. **(b)** He arrives in the middle. **(c)** He arrives in the end. **(d)** He arrives in the beginning.

**5. How many days has Catherine "lost"?**
**(a)** Thirty-three. **(b)** Two. **(c)** None. **(d)** Twenty-five.

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

**7. How many people are left at the party?**
**(a)** 40 people, all mathematicians. **(b)** 10 people, all Claire's friends. **(c)** No one--they all left right after the funeral. **(d)** 20 people, all Catherine's friends.

**8. Why does Hal say some of the older mathematicians use amphetamines?**
**(a)** They are bored with being brilliant and have nothing better to do. **(b)** They are the easiest drugs to attain on the college campus. **(c)** They think they need the drugs to stay sharp; math is a young man's game. **(d)** They are insecure and trying to fit in with the other mathematicians.

**9. Why is Catherine upset with Claire at the end of Scene 2?**
**(a)** She despises the coffee that Claire has made. **(b)** She is jealous that Claire is getting married. **(c)** She is angry that Claire has borrowed her clothes. **(d)** She resents Claire swooping in and trying to take care of her.

**10. Why does Claire want Catherine to come to New York?**
**(a)** She needs Catherine to help organize the upcoming wedding. **(b)** She wants to get a two bedroom apartment so they can live together again. **(c)** She is worried that Catherine is upset and exhausted, and living in Chicago is bad for her mental health. **(d)** She never wants to come back to Chicago to visit.

**11. Who apologizes to whom about the events from the night before? (i.e., the fight, the 9-1-1 call, and the attempted theft)?**
**(a)** No one apologizes--they are still in a fight. **(b)** Catherine apologizes to Hal--she should not have called the police. **(c)** They apologize to each other--they both handled the situation poorly. **(d)** Hal apologizes to Catherine--he should not have tried to take the notebook.

**12. What was Robert's occupation?**
**(a)** A physicist at New York University. **(b)** A plumber and handyman in Chicago. **(c)** A salesman in Boston. **(d)** A mathematician and teacher at the University of Chicago.

**13. What is the lighting direction at the end of the scene?**
**(a)** Blackout. **(b)** Lights to full. **(c)** Lights to half. **(d)** Fade.

**14. Why does Hal attempt to steal the notebook?**
**(a)** He plans to sell the notebook and make a profit. **(b)** He wants to keep the notebook for sentimental reasons. **(c)** He wants to wrap it, and give it to Catherine as a birthday present. **(d)** He wants to publish the ideas in the notebook as his own.

**15. What mathematical principle is associated with Sophie Germain?**
**(a)** Germain Angles. **(b)** Germain Algebra. **(c)** Germain Quarters. **(d)** Germain Primes.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What is Imaginary Number, or i?

**2.** What does Claire fear about Catherine?

**3.** What is Claire doing with the house?

**4.** What is happening in the house after the funeral?

**5.** What does Hal discover in the notebook?

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