Proof Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Robert opposed to having for dinner?
(a) Burgers.
(b) Salad.
(c) Steak.
(d) Pasta.

2. Why does Catherine claim she wrote the proof in one of Robert's notebook?
(a) She thought she would publish the proof under his name.
(b) She bought the notebooks for him in bulk, and there were extras.
(c) She wanted to confuse Hal, with whom she is angry.
(d) She only writes in certain types of notebooks, which Robert happened to have.

3. What does Claire think about Hal's relationship with Catherine?
(a) She thinks Hal should be in a relationship with her, not Catherine.
(b) She thinks Catherine made a huge mistake in marrying Hal.
(c) She thinks Hal and Catherine would have a beautiful relationship if they could just give it a chance.
(d) She thinks Catherine is fragile and Hal took complete advantage of her.

4. What time of year is it in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Summer.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Fall.

5. Why doesn't Catherine want Hal to take the notebook?
(a) She is in love with him and does not want him to leave at all, ever again.
(b) She is upset that he does not believe her, and thinks he will try to steal her proof.
(c) She is upset that he is trying to claim Robert's proof as his own.
(d) She is in love with him, but angry that is is trying to steal Claire's proof.

6. Why does Claire resent mathematicians?
(a) She feels that mathematicians do not think their actions through.
(b) She is a writer, and believes the arts are more important than sciences.
(c) She is jealous of mathematicians' talent, and wishes she could be a mathematician herself.
(d) She is a physicist, and the resent between the two professions runs deep.

7. What does Robert say is finally working again?
(a) His television.
(b) His eyes, which have been bothering him.
(c) The radiators.
(d) The machinery, or, his mathematical genius.

8. What does Catherine try to destroy at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) She tries to destroy her relationship with Claire.
(b) She tries to destroy the notebook.
(c) She tries to detroy the house.
(d) She tries to destroy her relationship with Robert.

9. What does Claire do for a living?
(a) She is a currency analyst.
(b) She is a teacher.
(c) She is a financial advisor.
(d) She is an actuary.

10. Where does Robert joke that Chicago beer comes from?
(a) New York City.
(b) A secret brewery.
(c) Lake Michigan.
(d) Underground.

11. Whose handwriting does Claire think the proof is written in?
(a) Catherine's handwriting.
(b) Hal' handwriting.
(c) Robert's handwriting.
(d) Her own handwriting.

12. Why does Claire trust Hal with the object?
(a) She is in love with him and would believe anything he says.
(b) She cannot trust Robert with the object and Hal is the next best choice.
(c) She has no idea.
(d) She thinks he is an idiot, but not dishonest.

13. Why was Catherine's drawer locked?
(a) The drawer is a place where she keeps private things.
(b) The key to the drawer has long been lost.
(c) The drawer is full of important legal documents.
(d) The drawer contains Robert's greatest works.

14. Who or what interrupts Catherine and Robert's argument?
(a) A phone call.
(b) Claire.
(c) Mitch.
(d) Hal.

15. What else did Hal find in the drawer?
(a) Important legal documents.
(b) Catherine's diary.
(c) Ten more notebooks full of ideas.
(d) Nothing, just the notebook.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Hal want to check the proof?

2. What does Claire think about Hal's suggestion to check the proof?

3. What does Hal accidentally remind Robert when he says they will meet in a week, on the eleventh?

4. According to Robert, if the thesis "feels done," then...

5. Why has Claire delayed her flight back home?

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